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Generous Jim does it again!

Dundee man Jim Irving visited Ninewells to hand over £400 and toiletries to staff in ward 33.

Ten years ago Jim had a stroke. At the time, he worked at NCR and credits his then workmate Scott Ingram’s quick reaction as saving his life.  Scott realised, from Jim’s symptoms, that he was experiencing a stroke and called 999.

Over the years, Jim has been raising money for the acute stroke unit to show his appreciation for the care he received but also for the fantastic care that the team continues to deliver day-in-day-out.

The money was raised through Jim’s annual quiz and raffle which is held in the Craigie Bowling Club in Dundee.  Thanks to Jim’s family and friends and support from ward 33 staff, the event raised £570. £170 of the money raised was used to buy toiletries for patients.

Accepting the cheque, ward 33 senior charge nurse Fay Cunningham said, “I am delighted to accept this donation from Jim. It’s very generous of him to keep giving of his time to raise money for stroke patients. Jim has been raising money for the ward for 10 years and I would like to say a big thank you on behalf of the team who work in ward 33.

“The money will go towards our patient comfort fund and the toiletries are very useful as some patients who are admitted in an emergency don’t have family that can take in for them.

“A group of us from the ward attended the quiz night and won! Thanks for the trophy, Jim.”

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Jim Irving and Fay Cunningham (seated) with staff from the ward


Rally for Roxburghe

Dundee friends Scott Dolan and David Donaldson drove from St Austell in Cornwall to Morocco as part of ‘The Banger Rally Challenge’ to raise funds for Roxburghe House.

Scott and David took part in the rally in September which involved driving across Europe in a car worth less than £500 and completing challenges along the way.

Angela Bone also took part in the joint fundraising effort, cycling from London to Paris to raise money for Women’s Charities of breast, cervical and ovarian cancers.

A total of £920.15 was donated to Roxburghe House comfort fund from the fundraising activities.

Accepting the donation, senior charge nurse Marnie Ferguson said, “We are very grateful for these donations which help us to provide the extra comforts for our patients that are not otherwise available and which make our environment more homely for our patients and their families.”

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l-r staff nurse Fiona Foxon, David Donaldson, Scott Dolan and Marnie Ferguson

 

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