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Youngsters raise £600 for Haematology Oncology Day Unit after club secretary's wife Sue Hewitt treated there
11:37am Thursday 9th June 2011 in Oakworth
A young football team have raised £600 to say thanks to cancer nurses at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust for the care they gave to one of their biggest fans.
Oakworth Juniors Football Club held two charity events to boost the funds of the Haematology Oncology Day Unit (HODU) after Sue Hewitt, the wife of their club secretary Richard, was treated for breast and ovarian cancer.
The events were a fundraising party to celebrate Sue’s 50th birthday and a charity match involving former players to mark the opening of a new clubhouse.
Richard, who is also one of the club’s coaches, from Oakworth, near Keighley, said: “All the players and club members were just glad to have two brilliant opportunities to give something back to the staff who provided Sue with such fantastic care when she was ill.
“We are delighted that she is making such a good recovery and she is really keen to get back to work.”
Pat Dyminsky, clinical nurse specialist at the HODU said: “It is brilliant that these young people have decided to support our unit.”