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Outdoor furniture donated to Perth stroke unit

A former patient has donated outdoor furniture to the stroke unit at Perth Royal Infirmary as a thank you for her care and support.

Debbie Matthew from Comrie raised money to buy the furniture by holding a series of activities including a tombola.

Debbie said, “When I was a patient in the stroke unit, they had a lovely garden but there is nothing nice to sit on to enjoy the peace and relaxation. I decided to fundraise so I could buy something nice for the garden as a thank you.

“Susan from Dobbies Garden Centre and members of the Crieff Rotary Club came along to the unit with me and helped build the furniture so it can be used by patients and their relatives straight away.”

Accepting the donation, senior occupational therapist Karen McMurray said, “We are so grateful to Debbie for all her fundraising efforts and arranging for the delivery and installation of the garden furniture.  We would also like to thank the Crieff Rotary Club and Susan Welch from Dobbies who assisted in building and setting up the furniture.

“This is the first step in the development of the outdoor garden area for patients and relatives. They will benefit from being able to sit outdoors and enjoy the benefits of being in a natural environment away from the ward.”

Debbie Matthew with Susan Welch

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Are you planning on fundraising for Tayside Health Fund and looking for advice and support to get the best out of your event or activity?

There are dedicated Tayside Health Fund pages on Staffnet and the NHS Tayside website which are packed with useful advice.  They are really worth visiting before you start planning any fundraising events or activities or if want to know how to make a donation to the charity.

If you have any questions or want to have a chat about your event please contact Gillian Moran at or Lorna Donnelly

Tayside Health Fund is a Registered Scottish Charity (SCO 11042) which supports NHS Tayside hospitals and services across Tayside. It is supported by donations and legacies from patients, their relatives, the general public and other organisations.

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