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Pushing for those pounds

Calderdale nurses bed-push for Lymphoedema Services and Overgate Hospice, starts at Sainsbury's, Halifax.

Calderdale nurses bed-push for Lymphoedema Services and Overgate Hospice, starts at Sainsbury's, Halifax.

Nurses banded together to push a hospital bed through Halifax in memory of a colleague and to raise money for charities in the process.

The charity push was the idea of Lindsay Oates and other nurses from Halifax to raise as much money for Overgate Hospice and Lymphoedema supportin memory of Joy Bradley-Clark.

The grandmother, of Illingworth, passed away at Overgate Hospice, Elland, in October last year at the age of 50.

It was then the team of Calderdale nurses decided to do something in her memory.

Victoria Storey who has helped organised some of the fund raising and set up the Justgiving page said: “Joy had nursed in Halifax for many years, she has touched the lives of many people and made lots of friends along the way.

“After Joy died last year, a group of friends and colleagues made plans to push a hospital bed from Halifax to Sowerby Bridge, stopping at supermarkets and pubs along the route, to raise money for charity in Joy’s memory.

“Overgate Hospice is a cause close to many of our hearts, especially after the top-class care they provided for Joy.

“During her career Joy committed much of her time and energy to delivering and improving local lymphoedema services.

“The funds raised from this event will be split evenly between Overgate Hospice and local Lymphoedema support,” she added.”

Starting at Sainsburys in Halifax, the group were joined by Joy’s husband Glenn, as they pushed the bed to Sowerby Bridge calling at the Old Post Office pub, Woolshops Shopping Centre, and pubs Old Cock, Barum Top and Cross Keys and then headed to King Cross and down through Pye Nest to the Moorings.

Lindsay Oates, who worked with Joy, wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who donated.

“It was a really great day. We had people driving past in cars and stopping to donate,” she said. So far the total money raised is more than £1,500.

Donations can still be made by visiting www.justgiving.com/joybradley

 

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