Fun and fund-raising

Staff in Haematology and Blood Transfusion at QEUH have been busy raising money for the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice through a variety of events.

Staff came together for a fundraising evening at Kingswood Bowling Club, took part in a fundraising Metafit class with Barry Hope from Active Staff and held a Christmas jumper day, all in aid of their colleague Micaela.

Claire McKie, Sector Laboratory Manager, said: “Micaela was a much-loved colleague who sadly passed away last year at the age of just 32, leaving behind her husband and 23-month-old son.

“We held our fundraising event on 7 September which should have been Micaela’s wedding day but it was brought forward due to her terminal diagnosis.

“We have all now committed to regular fundraising which allows a gold leaf to be placed on the ‘tribute fund tree’ at the hospice to commemorate Micaela’s life.

“We are all delighted that so far we have raised over £5,000.”