Patient Peter Floyd and wife Linda, with Ascot and District Fielden (Charity) Cup Competition committee members and Senior Staff Nurses Carina Marrazes and Sarah Douglas
Senior Staff Nurses Carina Marrazes and Sarah Douglas were delighted to welcome committee members from the Ascot and District Fielden (Charity) Cup Competition to the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust chemotherapy unit at the Bracknell Healthspace to thank them for their kind donation.
Founded in 1920 by Doctor Fielden, the first GP in Bracknell, the football competition is one of the oldest in the area, and has for many years supported local health charities.
Every season the committee decides who will receive their support. This year selection was easy as competition President, 75 year old Peter Floyd, from Finchampstead is a frequent visitor to the chemotherapy suite.
Peter had no idea that his committee colleagues had, in his absence, chosen the unit at the Bracknell Healthspace as their charity of the season.
He said, “I’ve been attending the unit for quite some time now and have always received first class care. It is an excellent facility and the team is outstanding; I’m so pleased that the committee chose it to receive our help.
“We raised a fantastic £930 through a variety of ways, including the entry fee for the competition, the gate money from the final and a super raffle, so many thanks to all who took part and contributed.”
Carina and the team discussed with committee member Vivienne Foss what items they would like from their wish list and decided on three special tables that tilt to various degrees, perfect for supporting a book or newspaper, along with a microwave for the unit.
Carina said, “On behalf of the team I would like to say a huge thank you to the committee of the Ascot and District Fielden (Charity) Cup Competition for choosing to support us.
“The new tables are already proving to be very popular with our patients, who are often with us for a number of hours receiving treatment. Now instead of balancing their reading material on the arm of their chair they can read more comfortably using one of the tables.
“The microwave is also an invaluable asset to the service enabling us to offer hot meals to our patients along with our cold selection.”