Couple’s hospital donation

Paul and Jane Bottomley delivering fans and other items to Macmillan Unit at Calderdale Royal
Paul and Jane Bottomley delivering fans and other items to Macmillan Unit at Calderdale Royal
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A loving couple who spent months on Calderale Royal’s cancer treatment ward have returned to donate items to make the lives of patients more comfortable.

Paul and Jane Bottomley, of Sowerby Bridge, donated two fans, cups, glasses and boxes of sweets to Macmillan Unit where Jane, 46, spent time when she was diagnosed with cancer in 2012.

Since then husband Paul, 47, has been fundraising tirelessly for Macmillan.

Paul and Jane, whose cancer is now in remission, held a Macmillan coffee morning at their home and a bric-a-brac sale, returned to the unit to give back to others like them, they say.

“When I was on the ward there were no special fans and you get so hot when you’ve had chemotherapy. We want to do what we can to make life a little better for people at the unit,” said Jane.

She said the nurses at the Macmillan Unit were exceptional in their care for her.

Paul has a facebook page: ‘Paul Bottomley’s Macmillan selling page’; which uses the site for donations of items which are then re-sold.

The coffee morning and sale of donated items raised more than £500 which was donated in gifts to the unit.

Paul was featured in the Courier recently for being nominated in the ITV Pride of Britain Awards 2015 in the region’s fundraiser of the year category for all his charity efforts throughout his wife’s illness.