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£1,155raised of £1,000 target by 43 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,155 to Help fund Ward 14 - Stroke Unit at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd with a new garden and equipment for patients.

    Location
    Bodelwyddan, United Kingdom
    Time left
    Funded on Saturday, 3rd December 2016

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    Story

    In April 2016, the Donaldson family were hit with a family tragedy. Barbara Jones, a loving mother and grandmother had suffered a stroke and suspected heart attack during the early hour of the morning.

    After being rushed to A&E, Barbara was admitted to the stroke ward, Ward 14 at the hospital the same day. The family were told the devastating news that Barbara had lost a considerable size of the left side of her brain.

    Over the next 6 weeks, Barbara fought hard and in her natural defiant manner. She was unable to communicate by speech or sign, lost movement in the right side of her body and unable to swallow food or liquid. Doctors were amazed to see Barbara fight through bad days, infections and other medical conditions. Even when hope was diminishing, Barbara would show us a smile and a small laugh which made even the darkest hours a ray of light and hope for us.
    Unfortunately Barbara passed away whilst still at the ward a week before her birthday.

    The staff at the ward have been nothing short of amazing. They are always busy and rushed off their feet but they always managed to spare time for Barbara and the family with a smile on their face. We cannot thank the staff enough for the support they have shown through the time spent at the Ward and they are a credit to the NHS.

    The funds raised will be to create and open a new garden for the ward patients and their families. At this time, patients have to be taken to a separate ward some distance away or be taken onto the car park of the hospital for some time away from the their bed. A new garden will be a welcome area with easy access for patients and families to spend time together. Any additional funds will go towards patient furniture/equipment.

    The family are planning a family hike up the 1085 meter Snowden, the tallest Welsh/English mountain on 22nd October 2016 to raise money for this cause.

    Thank you in advance for reading our story and any donations made to help future patients.

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    • Chris Donaldson

      Chris Donaldson

      20 days ago

      Chris Donaldson

      Massive thank you to everyone involved. We have smashed the target and it is all because of you all. We will be sorting the details on when the funding will be provided. In the meantime, there is still 2 weeks left to donate and help this amazing cause.

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    • Chris Donaldson

      Chris Donaldson

      a month ago

      Chris Donaldson

      Snowdon hike completed! 8 of us have walked the route in what turned out to be great weather conditions for this time of year! I thoroughly enjoyed my first trip up Snowdon and Barbara was always in our thoughts. Some external funding still to be added but the page remains open for a few more weeks!

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    • Chris Donaldson

      Chris Donaldson

      2 months ago

      Chris Donaldson

      Well after a first amount of money spent at Sports Direct, Chris and Kerry are now working adverts for Karrimor! A nice 2 hour walk today to break the gear in felt nice. Less than a week until the walk and we are feeling excited!

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    4 months ago

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    43

    • Sharon Donaldson

      Sharon Donaldson

      Nov 16, 2016

      Thankyou to all staff at boots chemist/opticians boots drivers co-op/petrol station eateasy restaraunt. Ysbty glan Clwyd and family and friends so very kind of you all xx

      £480.00

    • Vicci Stebbings

      Vicci Stebbings

      Nov 14, 2016

      Well done guys!!

      £20.00

    • Kimberley Roberts

      Kimberley Roberts

      Oct 27, 2016

      Well done to Sharon, Emma and the rest of the Donaldsons for your amazing achievement!!

      £5.00

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    Chris Donaldson

    Chris Donaldson

    Bodelwyddan, United Kingdom

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