When Heather Browne’s husband Steve passed away she took comfort in the care and support they’d been given during Steve’s diagnosis and treatment by Lincoln County Hospital Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy Suite.
Steve - who retired from the RAF after 24 years service - had gone on to forge a successful career with AAR at RAF Waddington before he succumbed to cancer following a short but fierce battle with a very rare form of the disease.
Steve had always been a keen fundraiser himself so Heather has followed in his footsteps by organising various fundraising events. A bucket rattle on the main gate at RAF Waddington collected over £700.00 and, over a three day period, volunteers on static bicycles have taken it in turns to cycle 463 miles; the distance from RAF Waddington to Lands End.
And if that wasn’t enough, the final fundraiser in this trilogy of events was to ride from RAF Waddington to Woodhall Spa and back – a distance of 50 miles.
Heather said:“We are raising money for Lincoln County Hospital Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy Suite who provided some brilliant care for Steve and many other people in similar situations. Steve lost his battle with cancer but with the helpful, friendly, caring staff at Lincoln County Hospital he never lost his sense of humour, his love for life, or his love for his family and friends.”
So far Heather has raised in excess of £3000.00 with further donations trickling in via her fundraising page. Accepting a cheque on behalf on Lincoln County Hospital was Tracey Wilson, a Macmillan Nurse who was part of the team that helped to treat Steve at Lincoln County Hospital.
On receiving the cheque Tracey said:
On behalf of Ingham suite and the Radiotherapy Department I would like to say a huge thank you for this very generous donation. The amount raised through the various charity events is fantastic and will benefit the patients that attend the oncology department.
If you’d like to donate please follow the link http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/displaySomeoneSpecialPage.action?pageUrl=ChemoRadiotherapyInghamSuiteLincoln