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Penwortham woman ‘overwhelmed’ by Royal Preston Hospital pillow fund

Posted on - 30th August, 2023 - 6:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Fulwood, Health, Penwortham, Preston News, South Ribble News
Mike Bracewell was treated at A&E after being admitted Pic: Jane Mills

A Penwortham woman has been taken aback by the donations to her attempt to ensure Royal Preston Hospital’s A&E is properly stocked with pillows.

Jane Mills started the fundraiser after her 86-year-old father Mike Bracewell was admitted to hospital.

Jane said: “Recently, my dad was extremely poorly, and was admitted to RPH via A&E. the doctors, nurses, and staff were utterly amazing, and most likely saved his life that night.

“There were some extremely poorly people in that ward, all exhausted, and all without a pillow for some small amount of comfort.”

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Following her father’s stay Jane set up the GoFundMe page with the aim of raising £150 to buy some medical grape wipedown pillows for each bay in A&E.

She said: “This is just my small way of saying thank you, and trying to give back to the community a little. Thank you to anyone who can donate even a tiny amount toward my target.”

Jane quickly smashed her goal and has now raised more than £500 to help Royal Preston Hospital.

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