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Pub company’s donation will help to keep spirits up

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: April 16, 2014

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PATIENTS at Queen’s Hospital will be able to keep up with their favourite TV shows while receiving treatment following a donation by a local pub group.

A portion of the £2,500 donated to the hospital by Spirit Pub Company will be used to install televisions, cables and aerials in the side rooms of the Oncology ward so that patients can feel more relaxed while staying in for treatment.

The Oncology team will also use the money to fund the purchase of additional instruments, therapies and machines for patients who are receiving chemotherapy on the ward. The funds were raised through the company’s Christmas raffle as well as selling tickets to their Christmas party. All proceeds from the events were then donated to charity.

The fundraising activities were organised by Spirit’s fun and fundraising group, GRIN and were held at their Support Centre in Burton.

Helen Ashley, chief executive at Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are extremely grateful to Spirit Pub Company staff for donating the funds they raised through their Christmas raffle to the Oncology ward at Queen’s.

“The funds will be used to purchase new equipment for the ward which will help to enhance the patient experience and make patients’ stay at hospital that little bit more comfortable.”

HR director at Spirit Pub Company Debbie Moore added: ” “We are absolutely thrilled with the funds we’ve been able to raise through our GRIN activities. We felt it was important to ensure the supplier gifts were put to a raffle so that it’s fair on all employees, and it also provided a great opportunity to help raise funds for an important cause.

“We’re committed to ensure we give back to the Burton community wherever possible and we’re confident the funds will be well spent in the Oncology Department at the Queen’s Hospital.”

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