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£1250 raised for Children’s Ward thanks to 15 month-old Oliver

24 July 2019

15 month-old Oliver Goodings has a rare condition called Vacterl association. This involves a variety of conditions including chronic kidney disease and spina bifida, which has meant that Oliver has spent a significant part of his life in Furness General Hospital Children’s Ward.

Pictured (L-R): Paul and Sue Langhorn, Oliver’s Uncle and Aunty; Oliver Goodings; Dominic and Holly Goodings, Oliver’s parents; and Jo Holmes, Ward Manager.

As a thank you for the care Oliver has received, Oliver’s family organised a Family Day at Duddon Sports and Social Club. Eight bands played music throughout the day and they also had a tombola, raffle and face painting, raising a fantastic £1,250 for the Children’s Ward at Furness General.

Mum Holly said “The money raised is a huge thank you for the amazing care provided for Oliver and many other children in the local area. It is very scary when your child is in hospital, but the staff on the Children’s Ward, in particular the lovely nurses, always provide the support, care and empathy for the whole family, making it much more bearable.”

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.