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Charity Fashion Show raises over £1,000 for garden at Furness General Hospital Intensive Care Unit

L-R: Fashion models Liz Castelyn (Owner of Jute), Rachael Edmondson, Eleanor Keevil, Christine Carvill and Tracy Holland

On Friday 25 October 2019 Bay Hospitals Charity volunteer Carol Kermode held a glamorous evening of fashion and flowers at Mercedes Benz South Lakes, Ulverston, in aid of the Intensive Care Unit at Furness General Hospital.

Carol said, “I was delighted to arrange a Flowers and Fashion Show to raise funds for Intensive Care. The Unit is in great need of an outdoor garden area for patients and relatives. The amount we have raised is in excess of £1,000, which I hope will make this a little more possible.

“A very big thank you for those people who supported the show, Mike at Mercedes for allowing this event to take place at his premises; Jute Fashion, headed by Elizabeth Castelyn, for the fashion show; Efflorescence Flowers for the wonderful flower display; and Barrow Golf Club, who kept everybody refreshed.”

Allyn Dow, Ward Manager at the ICU said, “Thank you so much to Carol and Mike and all of the amazing contributors who have raised a staggering £1,033 from the Flowers and Fashion show. What an excellent night you must have had. This money will be put to the ICU patient garden which is now beginning to take shape.

“The garden will make a massive psychological difference to patients and their families who are currently unable to venture outside for any respite from the very clinical ICU environment. I would also like to thank Carol for her never ending enthusiasm and drive in promoting our garden. We certainly couldn’t have done it without her.”

Bay Hospitals Charity is a registered charity which raises money to improve patient care and the hospital and community experience across University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust. By donating to Bay Hospitals Charity you can fund the latest equipment and help make your local hospitals more comfortable, ensuring you and your loved ones get the best possible care and treatment.

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