David Wrighting was diagnosed with bowel cancer in January 2017. Here he talks a little about his experience and what led him to fundraise for the stoma care unit at the George Eliot Hospital.
“After undergoing surgery to remove my lower bowels and the following aftercare, both myself and my wife, Sheryl, were amazed to discover the shortage of specialised cushions available from the stoma care unit at my local hospital.
“Sheryl had more than 6 years fundraising experience, helping out our local hospice where I received treatment following mouth cancer surgery in 2011. Having seen the positive outcomes, she decided to raise funds to supply the stoma care unit with Valley Cushions, enabling more patients to benefit as I had following bowel surgery.
“Along with friends, she raised an impressive £1,300 and has now purchased 7 cushions which have been donated to the stoma care unit. Hopefully these will bring a little extra comfort to patients who have like me undergone this surgery, and make their lives a little easier.”
Catherine Atkinson, SecuriCare Nurse Manager at the George Eliot Hospital commented, “We are overwhelmed by the generosity Mr. and Mrs. Wrighting have shown by fundraising to purchase Valley Cushions which have kindly been donated to the Trust. Our patients will certainly benefit and I would like to say a huge thank you.”
David and Sheryl Wrighting are pictured below with Catherine Atkinson and SecuriCare nurse Vickie Trory.