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raised of £10,000 target by 251 supporters

    Weʼve raised £10,000 to Help fund new rehabilitation equipment and create a recreational outdoor area for visitors and patients on the ICU

    Funded on Sunday, 28th June 2020

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    The devastation wrought by Covid-19 has affected thousands of families across the UK. One man in particular - 57 year old Ian Hawkins, from Cannock - managed to beat all odds during his fight with Covid-19. A previously fit and healthy man, Ian was admitted to Walsall Manor Hospital on the 29th of March after suffering symptoms of Covid-19 and experiencing difficulties breathing. Within 24 hours Ian was sedated and placed on full-ventilation. During the next 3 weeks Ian's body had to fight; pneumonia, sepsis, multiple-organ failure and a secondary bacterial infection. Yet, the remarkable ICU team at Walsall Manor managed to save Ian's life and he is now undergoing rehabilitation by learning to eat, drink and walk by himself.

    The emotional and physical trauma Ian has - and will continue to - experience, was only eased by his family's ability to contact him via phone and see each other through a window. After weeks of turmoil and separation this brief interaction with family offered a short reprieve from the horrors of Covid-19 for both Ian and his loved ones.

    In order to demonstrate our gratitude to the NHS staff and to ease the suffering for future families who may be separated by Covid-19, Ian and his family have decided to set up this fundraising page to help raise money Walsall Manor ICU. The money raised by this page will be used to buy much needed rehabilition equipment for patients and to construct a recreational outside area for visitation during the pandemic, which will also act as a theraputic outdoor space for other patients recovering in ICU.

    We invite you to join with Ian's family in attempts to raise money for a cause which will impact the lives of many families who are experiencing the hardship of having a loved one in ICU and to improve the mental and physical rehabilitation of the patients.

    Thank you.

    Ian's story.



    • Oliver Hawkins5 months ago
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      Oliver Hawkins

      5 months ago
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      Well done everyone thanks so much for taking the time to donate to a life changing cause!

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    Page last updated on: 6/27/2020 21.13



    • Ian Hawkins

      Ian Hawkins

      Jun 27, 2020

      M & I Domestic Appliances would like to say ‘Thank You’ to all the staff ICU and Ward 17 Staff that helped Ian to battle this dreadful virus and help start his rehabilitation 🙏🌈🕊


    • Rebecca Turner

      Rebecca Turner

      Jun 27, 2020


    • Kim Hillman

      Kim Hillman

      Jun 27, 2020

      So glad Ian is making progress!!! Love stu and kim


    • ALISON


      Jun 27, 2020

      Glad Ian is doing well sending you all lots of love Alison and Craig xxx


    • David Jones

      David Jones

      Jun 27, 2020

      Very worthy cause so happy to donate accordingly


    • Deborah Lacey

      Deborah Lacey

      Jun 25, 2020

      Worthy cause


    • Jay


      Jun 24, 2020

      Great idea Ian and family.Wishing you a speedy recovery 🙏🏽Hopefully we shall meet for that curry that we have been planning for the last 10 years.Thanks Jay & family


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