Media Release

Remembering Mark with a poem

The family of a popular man from Elm has donated more than a thousand pounds to thank doctors and nurses at two hospitals.

Lighting surveyor Mark Hagerty, 58, had been treated at The Queen Elizabeth and North Cambs Hospitals before losing his battle to cancer in November last year.

His wife Patricia and their sons Ben and Mitchell have raised £1,140 to be divided between the two hospital’s cancer centres after receiving donations at Mr Hagerty’s funeral service.

Mrs Hagerty has also presented the hospital with a copy of The Wave, a poem written by her husband more than 20 years ago.

She said: “Mark was inspired to write this poem when he was surfing and it was published in a book.

“I wanted to donate a copy of the poem to both hospitals as Mark was treated at both and the staff were lovely to him.

“I am going to raise even more money by completing Race for Life and the Colour Run.”

Mrs Hagerty, who runs with her Pointers Roxy and Dotty, has presented a copy of the poem to nurse Verity Connolly, who supported Mr and Mrs Hagerty during the 18-month battle.


Patricia Hagerty is pictured presenting a poem to nurse Verity Connolly

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