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Generosity of spirit in droves!

Health Care Assistants Jayne Greenhough and Clare Coleflax, Amanda Luckhurst of The Graziers, Ross Fletcher, Matron, and Anita Ruckledge, Lead Dementia Nurse. Community spirit was the order of the day at The Graziers pub in Stanley, Wakefield, at a fundraising extravaganza event on Sunday 1 May to raise funds for the Trust and a local hospice.


Organised by Amanda Luckhurst of The Graziers, the event saw huge numbers of people enjoying themselves and raising money to boot!  Over £4,500 was raised which will be shared between the Trust’s new patient dementia support fund and Wakefield hospice.


Fun activities such as head shaving, arm wrestling, and chest waxing were just some of the activities on offer, and generous Pinderfields Hospital staff and members of the public donated many great prizes for the tombola, cake stall, raffle and auction. 


Donated luxury items included chocolate and fruit baskets and vouchers from Engie, a pamper VIP spa day from Oulton Hall, a pair of boxing gloves from a Barnsley boxer, and a collagraph from Professor Mike Smith’s daughter.


Three bands volunteered to donate an hour’s set – Photoseptic, Knotty Boys and Albert Taylor Junior (Freddie Mercury tribute act).


Anita Ruckledge, Lead Dementia Nurse, said:  “I would like to thank Amanda for organising this amazing day to raise funds for our Trust.  I would also like to thank Bobby Hughes and his team at Engie, and staff at Pinderfields who donated so many wonderful bags of prizes.


“The money raised will go towards buying CD players, CDs and DVDs for our patients in order for them to access music therapy in all wards in the Trust.  Our aim is to provide stimulation and interaction for our patients with cognitive impairment.”