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Family donate over 3500 to Bolham Ward to say thank you for their care


Barbara and David Tilbury have raised over £3500 for Bolham Ward at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital as a thank you for the care staff gave to their late son Patrick.

Patrick spent some time on the Neurological ward before he sadly passed away, and his family were so impressed by the care that he received they decided to start fundraising for Bolham Ward in his memory.

Barbara Tilbury said: “It really is a phenomenal ward. They really work together as a team to care for their patients. They are fantastic and Anny the Matron is an absolute star.”

Barbara and David raised the money as a thank you to the staff through contributions from family and friends. They also received support from the Budleigh Salterton Lions Club, who donated £250 to their fund.

The family were recently joined by Exeter MP Ben Bradshaw to present their cheque and a plaque listing all the names of those who have contributed to their fund to Bolham Ward Matron Anny Willett. Anny said: “On behalf of Bolham Ward I would like to say thank you to Patrick’s family and friends for this very kind donation. We are planning to use this money to purchase an ECG machine for Bolham which will benefit every patient on our ward so it will be invaluable to us. We are absolutely delighted.”

Exeter MP Ben Bradshaw added: “It’s great to see what the Tilbury’s have done in memory of Patrick and to hear about the excellent care he received at the RD&E. There aren’t many families who would go to the extent to support the ward as they have. It’s a wonderful legacy that they have decided to leave and it will help many future patients on Bolham.”       

The family are continuing to fundraise and hope to fund the purchase of more equipment for Bolham Ward in the future.


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