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Right Arrow Dancers raise 540 for hospital in memory of dad
28 February 2013 at 16:49
Three children of a man who was treated at Southport and Formby District General Hospital raised £540 in his memory to help equip the cancer treatment centre.

Insurance statistician Richard Chapman, 48, from Formby, had been a patient at the hospital’s Medical Day Unit (MDU) and later at Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, Wirral.

His children, Olivia, 8, Hannah, 11, and Lucy, 14, are all members of Debbie Jay Dance Academy in Formby which organised raffles and a dance display with a magician, singer and tombola to raise the money. The money will be used to purchase more specialist treatment chairs for the unit.

The older children attend Formby High School with their 17-year-old sister Katie who also attended the academy. Olivia is a pupil at Freshfield Primary School.

The girls presented the cheque to Sister Gemma Alston in the MDU accompanied by their mum Anne.

The Medical Day Unit was extended and refitted at a cost of £1.3m last year. The Marina Dalglish Appeal and West Lancashire Community Hospice Association each gave £500,000 towards the project. Numerous other organisations and hundreds of individuals have also supported the work.


Issued by Tony Ellis, marketing and communications manager
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Telephone 01704 704494
Email tonyellis@nhs.net


Notes for editors

1. Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust manages Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk and District General Hospital. It is also responsible for many community healthcare services for adults in Southport, Formby and West Lancashire. The Trust provides healthcare to a population of 258,000 people and employs 3,500 staff.

2. Picture shows Richard Chapman’s wife, Anne, (centre) with their children Olivia, Hannah and Lucy presenting the cheque to Sister Gemma Alston in the Medical Day Unit at Southport and Formby District General Hospital