Fundraising duo boost coffers of Goole hospital

A mother and son have handed over more than £2,500 to the Neuro Rehabilitation Unit at Goole and District Hospital.

Andy Bemrose, a former patient of the unit, together with his mum Carol Colbeck, raised the money to say thank you for their care.

Andy was on his way home from an evening out with friends in Cleethorpes when he was a victim of an unprovoked attack which resulted in him suffering a brain injury in December 2015.

He was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary and then transferred to the Neuro Rehabilitation Centre, where he spent eight weeks recovering from his injuries.

The duo has arranged various fundraising events this year including cake sales, and Andy’s employer Young’s Seafood Ltd has made a donation. They have been able to buy a variety of items including DAB radios, a toastie maker, splints to help patients walk and specialist rehab equipment.

Carol said: ““We know how very lucky we are that Andrew survived his injuries, and to be as able as he is, is testament to the care he received from all the services involved, and we are extremely grateful to them all.

“We would like to thank everyone who has continued to support us, and thank Youngs for their support in getting Andrew back to work, and to our employers for their continued support.

“We will continue to support the unit for as long as we are able and hope we can make a difference to future service users who access their service.”

Lead therapy nurse Julie Parker said: “I would like to say a big thank you to Andy and Carol for their kind and continuous donations to the unit. It is thanks to their extremely generous donations we are able to enhance the lives of our patients who are with us on the unit.”

If you would like more information about supporting Goole hospital Neuro Rehabilitation Unit please contact the hospital’s official charity, The Health Tree Foundation community champion Hayley Thompson on: 03033 305672 or emails: Hayley.thompson3@nhs.net

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