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Raising funds for KGH in memory of my dad

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[p][b]Thank you to everyone who supported the initial appeal. We successfully raised £3,500 to buy an ice machine (& 1-year's maintenance) for Barnwell C ward at Kettering General Hospital (KGH), installed in September 2018 so future patients can enjoy refreshing, ice cold water thanks to dad. [/b]We raised a further £1,000 in 2018 through funds from the sales of charity cards and the 2019 Wildlife in Watercolour calendar, to provide support to patients with dementia. I intend to continue raising money for KGH in dad's memory, through greetings cards, calendars and other gifts featuring his beautiful paintings. For more information visit wildlifeinwatercolour.co.uk or find us on Facebook 'wildlifeinwatercolour'.[/p][p][b]Our story[/b][/p][p]On Monday April 16, 2018, after seven weeks in Kettering General Hospital fighting so hard to live, not least because of his devotion to my mum, Leslie Ellison, a much beloved husband, father and grandpa, lost his battle against leukaemia and sepsis. My dad was truly one of a kind: talented, clever, funny and with a personality, spirit and heart as big as they come. He lit up a room and his lecturer's voice made sure you'd hear him coming! [/p][p]The sepsis meant that my dad was very poorly during the last weeks of his life; he hardly ate or drank anything. Two of his few pleasures were cold milk and iced water, which soothed his dry, sore throat. Unfortunately, ice machines cost the NHS about £3,000 to buy (risk of infection means they have to buy specialist equipment and maintain a strict regime for maintenance), so there wasn't one on his ward. It was hit and miss whether we were able to get it, though the busy nurses tried their best. When dad passed, we decided to raise money to buy an ice machine for the ward in his memory. Installed in September 2018, it has already been used by one of my friends, who found herself on the ward recently.[/p]
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Jan 26, 2019

Sandra Burlington

So pleased to donate to this charity. Such a worthy cause and the greeting cards are lovely.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Dec 21, 2018

Sarah Scarfe

I haven’t sent Christmas cards this year, so I have donated to our lovely Kathryn in memory of her dad 😘😘😘


Dec 16, 2018


Lots of love from Hamburg!

Jul 18, 2018

Rogers Family x

What a wonderful cause Kathryn glad to help you reach your target youndad would be so proud of you all. Emma Andy Daniel and Ella Rogers xx


Jul 17, 2018


£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Jul 11, 2018


Thanks for the cards Kathryn

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jul 9, 2018

Karen Clarke

Brilliant cause.

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jul 5, 2018

Tina Wakefield

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jul 5, 2018

Steve Ellison

Thanks for posting these out, Kathryn - looking forward to giving them out, or I may just keep them for us!! D and S xx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 29, 2018

Angie Ireland

Can not wait to see my cards xxx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid