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Right Arrow Donation of garden furniture to spinal injuries centre
27 May 2009 at 10:51
Patients and staff at the North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre are hoping the good weather will continue throughout the summer following a donation from Paymentshield Ltd of Southport.

Last year staff from Paymentshield and from Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust held a football match at Southport FC’s ground at Haig Avenue to raise money for the Centre. Around £1,500 was raised and Paymentshield were able to purchase an awning for the barbeque, a bench specifically for people with spinal injuries and a sun umbrella which opens up to cover four or five people in wheelchairs at any one time. These are all for the courtyard at the Centre, where patients can sit with their relatives, friends and staff.

Dr Clive Glass, Clinical Director for the Centre, commented, "We are particularly grateful to the staff at Paymentshield for all their hard work in raising money for the centre. As you can see from the photographs the money has been able to buy bespoke furniture for our quadrangle which will be put to good use during the summer months, avoiding heavy suntans!"

There will be another football match on Tuesday 5th May again at Haig Avenue; doors open 6.30pm with the kick off 7 pm. Adults £2 - Children £1 with all the money raised going again to the Spinal Injuries Centre. Everyone is welcome.

Photograph shows: (from left to right)
Daniel Hayes - Football Match Co-ordinator Paymentshield
Bakul Soni - Spinal Injuries Consultant
Jacqueline Barlow - Relationship Manager between Spinal Unit and Paymentshield
Wayne Kendrick – current patient of the Centre
Clive Glass - Clinical Director
Julie Jones - Head of Occupational Therapy

Issued by Matthew King, Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.

Enquiries to: Matthew King Tel: 01704 704714