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Grateful patient donates half of book sales to local hospital

Earlier this month, The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust’s Cavell Unit was presented with a cheque for £500, courtesy of author and former patient, Steve Calline of Wakefield.

Steve was treated in the Cavell Unit, a Chemotherapy Day Unit, based at Dewsbury District Hospital. His treatment was completed earlier this year and he is now fit and well.

Speaking of his experience, Steve said: “I don’t recommend anybody trying bowel cancer but if you are unlucky enough to see the doctors, I would recommend Dewsbury hospital. The staff, including the office workers, are extremely friendly and nothing is too much trouble for them. The NHS staff certainly earn their money, so thank you yet again.”

A Hunslet RLFC fan, Steve has written many articles for the club’s website and recently penned non-fiction novel, ‘Parkside – A History of The Hunslet RLFC 1895-1973’ which he sold earlier this year, raising £1,000 profit. 

Alongside his generous donation to The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Steve donated £500 to Hunslet RLFC.

Keith Ramsay, Chairman of The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust and MY Hospitals Charity said: "I speak on behalf of the Trust when I say how grateful we are for Steve’s support in recognition of the high quality of care he received with us, which is a real testament to our staff. This generous donation will support the ongoing care of our patients which is of utmost importance.”

Thank you very much, Steve!

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