Hednesford Town Football Club and their Supporters Association presented a donation of £800 to the Chemotherapy Treatment Unit at Staffordshire District General Hospital last Thursday following some sterling efforts at fundraising events over the last month.
Club Secretary Terry McMahon, supporters Ian and Sue Pitt and Stadium Safety Manager Dave Smith visited the unit, which carries out a lifesaving treatment service to patients throughout the Midlands, to personally present the cheque to nurses following a bucket collection at the recent home fixture versus FC United of Manchester, a Supporters Association Quiz Night and some hugely appreciated donations from family and friends of Sue Pitt and Graham Watkinson, Director at Chorley Football Club.
Ian Pitt, whose wife Sue is currently undergoing treatment at the Unit, expressed his delight at donating such a large amount of money and wished to express his huge thanks and appreciation to all those involved in the collection.
‘The nurses at the Unit work incredibly hard and have always done their very best to treat Sue with the utmost respect and the care she has received has been superb. I would like to thank the nurses for collecting at the FC United game, Keith Harley for organising the Supporters Association Quiz Night and all those people who donated to such a worthy cause.’
Club Secretary Terry McMahon expressed his pride at being able to make the donation on behalf of Hednesford Town Football Club following the hard work of so many people.
‘It’s a great feeling and a real honour to be able to donate the money towards the Unit which will no doubt assist the nurses and all involved to continue offering the service for people, not only in Hednesford but throughout the Midlands.’
The attached photograph shows Ian and Sue Pitt presenting the cheque for £800 to the nurses of the Unit, from left to right: David Smith (Stadium Safety Manager), Lorraine Smallman, Sue Pitt, Ian Pitt, Kerry Pearson, Steph Morton and Terry McMahon (Club Secretary)
Thanks also to nurse Bev Denman who took the photograph.