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New TV for Taylor Unit Thanks to Staff Member’s Charitable Cause

Newsdate: 26 May 2016

A nurse at Leigh Infirmary recently bought new equipment for her unit, using funds raised by a charitable cause last year.

Bubbly and cheerful Angela Needham, WWL Social Educational Facilitator, went “Sober for October” in October 2015 with the expressed wish to raise money for equipment for her unit at Leigh Infirmary, the Taylor Unit. The Taylor Unit is Leigh Infirmary’s rehabilitation unit.

Going “Sober for October” involves not drinking any alcohol for a month. It is an initiative run by Macmillan Cancer Support and it aims to raise awareness of the health risks of drinking too much alcohol.

For her efforts, Angela sought sponsorship for her endeavour. With the support of her friends and colleagues, she was able to raise the impressive sum of £1000. She says that her secret to successfully completing the challenge was that she started attending the gym regularly and living healthily.

With the funds that she raised, Angela was able to purchase a brand new 52” television for the Unit’s day room. This met a demand that the unit had had for a while as some patients had complained about the need for a television in the Unit. Angela’s charitable drive showed not only a determination to better herself, but also a will to cater for the needs of our patients. It is hoped that our patients will enjoy the new television.

Angela is thrilled that her efforts last October have brought about positive change for our patients at the Taylor Unit. She said, “I’m absolutely delighted that the money I raised has gone towards something that will benefit our patients tremendously. When you are staying in a rehabilitation unit, simple comforts like being able to watch T.V. can mean a lot to you as you are out of your comfort zone. I hope that all visitors to the Unit can reap the benefits of our new telly!”