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Golfing Donation to Say Thank You for Cancer Care

Date:       Thursday, March 3, 2005
Time:       3.30pm
Venue:     Macmillan Unit, West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds
Photo:     Lark Valley Golf Society will present a cheque to staff at the Macmillan Unit. Last year's Captain Peter Bugg and this year's Captain Margaret Shea will be in attendance

Lark Valley Golf Society will present a cheque for £1,000 to West Suffolk Hospital's new Macmillan Unit on Thursday (Mar 3).

The money was raised by the society's 44 members at a number of golfing events throughout the year. Last year's Captain, Peter Bugg, got to chose the good cause the money would go to. He decided to give the money to the unit because his wife Bernardette was treated for bowel cancer by the hospitalıs oncology team.

Mr Bugg, who lives in Fornham All Saints, said: "Each Captain chooses the charity which will benefit from the funds raised from golf days throughout the year.

"I chose the Macmillan Unit because the staff at West Suffolk Hospital have been tremendous in helping my wife who was diagnosed with cancer just over a year ago. She had to have an operation followed by chemotherapy and we found they were just wonderful. Thankfully, she is now on her way to recovery. This is a cause very close to me and my family's heart."

Karen McKinnon, Clinical Nurse Specialist for Oncology, said: "We are over the moon to receive this kind donation from members of the Lark Valley Golf Society. The money will go towards improving patient care and their stay in the unit."


28 February 2005



West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust