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Rotary Club’s ‘Grand’ Gesture of Thanks

Date: 28 October 2014 10:46

A summer garden party organised by Rotary Club of Bradford Blaize, has raised £1,000 for Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital Appeal.

The Rotary Club decided to raise funds for the Appeal, following the excellent treatment given to one of its members, Graham Robinson, by the aortic surgery team at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital.

Graham, who lives in Shipley in West Yorkshire, was referred to the country’s largest single site specialist heart and chest hospital in April for an aortic aneurysm repair procedure.

He said: “In addition to the great skill of Mr Aung Oo, my cardiac surgeon, the care that I received from all the staff at every point throughout my stay was excellent.

“Whether in theatre, or in the critical care unit or on the ward, the staff were always kind, caring, competent and compassionate, and they also knew when and where appropriate to add some humour to my situation.

“It is thanks to all of these wonderful staff, including the pain specialists and physiotherapists that I have recovered so well. I am indeed a very fortunate person.”  

To say thank you for the care and support that Graham and his wife Marilyn received, members and wives of the Rotary Club of Bradford Blaize organised a summer garden party in aid of the hospital’s charity.

Following his latest check up with his consultant, Graham and Marilyn were delighted to present a cheque for £1,000 to the Trust’s Chief Executive, Jane Tomkinson and the aortic surgery team. 

Jane added: “It is a pleasure to accept the very generous donation from the Rotary Club. We will ensure that every penny is used to support patients, such as Graham, undergoing aortic surgery at our hospital in the future.”


For details about the Aortic Support Group, which provides advice and information to patients and family members before and after aortic surgery, please contact michael.roberts@lhch.nhs.uk or call 0151 600 1006.