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Another Hospital Gift in Memory of 'Eggy'

28th October 2015

LEEK United Building Society has presented almost £2,000 to Manchester's Wythenshawe Hospital in memory of friend and former colleague Alan Embury.

A cheque for £1,919 was handed over to staff from the University Hospital of South Manchester's (UHSM) Cardiothoracic Critical Care Unit (CCCU), where Alan - the Society's Savings Controller - was cared for following a sudden illness until his death in May 2014.

The total now raised by the Society for UHSM in memory of Alan - known affectionately as ‘Eggy' - stands at £5,222, following a previous donation of £3,303 last year. 

The latest money raised by Leek United staff resulted from a variety of events during recent months, including: a charity football match against Portly Vale, a team of Port Vale Football Club supporters; Leek Show (for which the Society is a main sponsor); book and cake sales run by the Mortgage Applications department; Diane Gregory running the Athens Marathon; and a two-day climb of Mount Toubkal in North Africa by Jeanette Mountford.

It was presented to staff from the UHSM's CCCU by Steve Boulton, Leek United's Head of I.T. and Admin Services, and Mortgage Applications colleagues Diane Gregory and Joyce Mycock.

A spokesperson for the hospital's CCCU said: "We were delighted to have the opportunity to meet staff from Leek United and accept a further donation in memory of Alan Embury.

"This substantial donation will be used to purchase bedside fans, chairs and televisions, all of which will benefit patients' care and enhance their recovery time."

Steve Boulton added: "None of us who knew or worked with ‘Eggy' will ever forget him, and we are simply glad to be able to make these donations in his memory to the hospital that cared for him so well. He would have been very proud..."

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