A TRIO of sisters have raised more than £1,000 for a Droitwich nursing home where their father spent his final days.
Emma Parkins, Deborah Storey and Sarah O’Hara are hoping to raise £1,500 to buy a new portable infusion pump, which can be used to administer pain relief without injections, for the Ravenstone Nursing Home in St Andrew’s Road.
The three sisters are raising the cash in memory of their father John, who moved to the home when his neck cancer worsened and was placed on a CME Medical T34 Ambulatory Syringe Pump to make him more comfortable before he died in June.
So far they have managed to raise £1,120 with a number of fundraising activities and more to come and have said if they beat their £1,500 target they will aim to buy two pumps.
Ms Parkins said she had witnessed first-hand the difference the pump had made to her father and was keen others could be treated in the same way.
“The staff at Ravenstone Nursing Home made my Dad feel so comfortable as his condition deteriorated and a large part of this was due to the T34 pump,” she said.
“Once he was put on to the pump I could see an immediate change in him, he was more settled and his breathing became more regulated - I could tell he was more comfortable.
“If having the pump available means that another patient can have the comfort I witnessed my Dad have, even if for a short amount of time, I know it will make so much of a difference.”
The home’s head of admin and finance Maureen Dearden said she and her colleagues were “delighted and honoured” Ms Parkins and her sisters had decided to raise the funds.
“Every day we see the difference that medical devices and pumps can have on our patients,” she said.
“On behalf of all the staff at Ravenstone, I would like to say a huge thank you to Emma and her family for the effort they have put in for their fundraising.”
To donate to the family send a cheque made out to Ravenstone Nursing Home to Perfections Hair Studio, The Courtyard, Mitre House, The Strand, Bromsgrove, B61 8AB.