Two grateful sisters have made a donation to the breast unit at Pilgrim Hospital to help boost the care of others.
Shirley Sharpe and her sister Freda Skelton have donated over £1,450 to the Pilgrim and the Ashby ward at Lincoln County Hospital
Shirley was admitted to the Ashby ward in October 2012, following an operation to remove a tumour at the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham. She spent two weeks on the ward undergoing rehabilitation which involved improving her balance, exercise tolerance and providing support for facial weakness.
Speaking of her time on the unit Shirley said: “I am so grateful for the excellent care I received and I can never repay the staff for all the support and help they gave me, but I hope this money will go some way to benefit other patients on the ward.”
The money raised will go towards equipment for rehabilitation.
The sisters organised a fundraising event at Old Leake Community Centre to raise the money with stalls, raffles and competitions for members of the local community to take part in.
Freda said: “We are delighted to raise this amount of money and we hope it will help to make such a difference to so many patients.”
Doreen Macaskill-Refaat, Clinical Nurse Specialist Breast Care from the breast unit at Pilgrim, said: “The department will be able to put the money towards equipment to benefit patients. Shirley and Freda’s generosity means we can continue our pledge to help save lives.”