Media Release

New ECG Machine thanks to dedicated Gavin

Thanks to the hard work of a dedicated fundraiser, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital has a new ECG machine.

Gavin English, 80, of Docking, has raised a fantastic £36,000 for the Hospital since the death of his wife Frances in 2013.

Mr English was inspired to start the charity by fulfilling his wife’s last wishes to sell her clothes to give something back to the Hospital’s Macmillan Cancer Care and Treatment Centre.

Since then he has given up countless hours to man supermarket collections, sell items at car boot sales and collect goods. Mr English has also written two books to raise money for the Hospital.

His latest donation of £5,124, brings his total to £36,000, was presented to Matron Dawn Slack.

Mr English said: “It is wonderful to have raised so much money to support local people.

But this is not just my charity, it’s everyone’s charity because without all of those people who donate to the car boot sales and supermarket collections, we would not be able to do this.

“Every penny we collect goes towards helping local people who are being treated at the hospital. I am always on the lookout for additional car boot sale items and I can collect.”

Matron Mrs Slack has praised Mr English for his hard work in supporting the Trust.

She said: “We think Gavin is absolutely wonderful for all the help and support he has given to The QEH.”


 Matron Dawn Slack receives the latest cheque from Gavin English

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