Generous 18-year-old raises £1,313 for the QEH in memory of Nan

Turning 18 is an important milestone but one generous Cambridgeshire teenager used his birthday to raise money for The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in memory of his Nan.

Marcus Skeels, of Three Holes, wanted to give something back to the Hospital’s Macmillan Cancer Care and Treatment Centre after the staff looked after his Nan, Yvonne Skeels, who died in 2015.

He asked the 200 people who attended his party, on April 7, to make a donation instead of buying a present and raised £1,313.75.

Marcus, who turned 18 on April 9, said: “I wanted to give something back to the ward for everything they did for my Nan.”

Marcus presented the cheque to Dr Margaret Daly and Shouldham Staff Nurse Katherine Spoelma.

Dr Daly said: “It was a very generous thought and we are very appreciative and impressed.”


Marcus Skeels is pictured with Dr Margaret Daly and Staff Nurse Katherine Spoelma (Picture: Victoria Fear)

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