LMVC Donation to local charities

Charity donation Urology 2014-02-24 005a smallDuring the 2013 concert season we had organised a number of concerts in conjunction with The Rotary Club to raise money for charity as part of LMVC’s 40th year anniversary celebrations. Although mainly in Lincolnshire it also include a trip to Skipton and overall we donated £1,500 all for local charities. The Lincoln Cathedral Boys’ Choir and the Riding for Disabled both received £250 each. The largest amount, £1,000, went to the Louth Urology Charitable Fund that supports the work of the department and supplies equipment, service development, and support services for men with prostate cancer. I believe the urology department in Louth to be the only such dedicated department in Lincolnshire. Many members of the choir have been recipients of the excellent work they do, especially for prostate, and typical to the hard work that the unit does, the consultant urologist, Mr Haradikar Varadaraj, was unable to attend the presentation due to being delayed in surgery. Those of us who have attended the unit are well used to seeing Angie Parton, clinical nurse specialist, she together with Nicola Ambridge-Richardson and Judy Wallis were there to receive the donation presented by our chairman, Richard Keeble, together with Malcolm Kerridge, immediate past chairman and Roy Barber, treasurer. My parting words to Angie, having been signed off nearly a year ago was, ‘…I hope I never have to see you again’, her response was, so did she but ‘…they would always be there for us’.

Photo: Angie Parton with Richard Keeble, back row L-R, Malcolm Kerridge, Nicola Ambridge-Richardson, Judy Wallis and Roy Barber.