Donation for cancer patients

Terry and Mary Peart with their donation to the Bournemouth Hospital Charity

Caption: Terry and Mary Peart with their donation to the Bournemouth Hospital Charity.

Bournemouth, Charity | Posted: Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 at 2:54 pm | return to news

Pigeon fancier delivers donation for hospital cancer patients

Pokesdown resident has presented Bournemouth Hospital Charity with £7,800 after his wife received treatment for leukaemia at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital.

Terry and Mary Peart with their donation to the Bournemouth Hospital Charity

Caption: Terry and Mary Peart with their donation to the Bournemouth Hospital Charity.

A lifelong pigeon fancier, Terry rallied the racing pigeon community to hold a special auction, raising funds for the Jigsaw Building, home to the Haematology and Oncology day unit.

Over 30 prized racing pigeons were donated from all over England and Scotland, including a donation from the Queen’s royal loft manager Peter Fellows.

Terry said, “The reason we raised the money was to give something back for all the wonderful care that Mary has received since her leukaemia diagnosis.”

Mary added, “When I was first diagnosed, it was very frightening, but the staff in the Jigsaw Building have taken that fear away and given me the courage to remain positive.”

The hospital charity’s head of fundraising, Debbie Anderson, thanked the couple and the pigeon racing community for their generous donation.

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