A CANCER unit at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary has received a welcome injection of cash.
Members of Huddersfield Pendragon Ladies’ Circle handed over a cheque for £8,000 to the unit and the Breast Cancer Campaign. Immediate past chairperson Gill Shaw chose the hospital and appeal in honour of her close friend and mum-of-four Liz Denbigh-White.
Liz, from Kirkheaton, died of breast cancer in September 2009 at the age of 52. She was a well-known and popular figure in golfing and badminton circles.
The various fundraising events included A Pink Champagne Ball held on February 14, Liz’s birthday, at Bertie’s Banqueting Rooms in Elland, stalls at the Holmfirth Duck Race and the Pendragon Round Table annual bonfire, a Christmas hamper raffle and a psychic night.
Gill, 37, who is also from Kirkheaton, , said: “Liz had started fundraising to give something back for the care she received and after she died I wanted to carry this on in her memory.
“ I am extremely grateful to all the members and honoraries of the Huddersfield Pendragon Ladies’ Circle who have been amazing in their endless support, hard work and fundraising – I couldn’t have done it without them.”
The money includes £1,500 donated by the Lloyds TSB Foundation to The Breast Cancer Campaign. Matron Louise Taylor said: “We are very grateful to Huddersfield Pendragon Ladies’ Circle for this donation which will help us provide the nice extras to help make the treatment here as comfortable as possible.”