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Right Arrow Birthday girl swaps presents for patient fund-raising
07 March 2013 at 11:59
When Anna Demott invited friends to her birthday party, she asked them to give donations for cancer patients rather than buy her presents.

By the end of the bowling party for 14 chums at Ocean Plaza, Southport, the seven-year-old pupil at Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School in Birkdale, had raised £300.

“I wanted to help my mummy,” said Anna.

Mum Debbie, from Birkdale, began treatment for cancer in the Medical Day Unit at Southport and Formby District General Hospital in August 2011.

“I am much better now but Anna wanted to do something to thank the staff and help other patients,” said Debbie, who is a teacher at Great Crosby Primary School, and is married to Elmer, a teacher at Olson House, Crosby.

Anna presented a cheque for the money raised to Sister Julie Marshall, who is the manager of the Medical Day Unit.

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

Telephone 01704 704494

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 Anna Demott, 7, presenting the cheque to MDU manager Sister Julie Marshall