Kettering Rugby Club raises cash for KGH

Tracey Ingram, Shirley Newman, Robert Wheeler, Lisa Wheeler, John Newman and Michaela Marlow.
Tracey Ingram, Shirley Newman, Robert Wheeler, Lisa Wheeler, John Newman and Michaela Marlow.
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Kettering Rugby Club has donated hundreds of pounds raised at a ladies’ lunch to Kettering General Hospital’s stroke unit.

Kettering Rugby Football Club (KRFC) president Robert Wheeler and his wife Lisa raised a total of £805.63 for KGH Stroke Unit.

They held a ‘KRFC Ladies Lunch’ on Saturday, November 8, and nominated KGH Stroke Unit to be the beneficiary.

Lisa and Bob said they were delighted with the total and very proud of all the support they received from all the mums, wives and girlfriends who donated on the day.

Robert said: “We decided to support the KGH Stroke Unit because it provides such an important resource to local people who are recovering from this very serious condition.”

Cranford Ward matron Kirsty Mitchinson said: “The £805.63 is going to be put to excellent use in developing a small garden area at the back of Cranford Stroke Unit, for stroke patients to design, tend and sit in as part of their rehabilitation and enjoyment, where they are capable, and to help restore their confidence following a stroke.

“We want to thank the Rugby Club for supporting us and helping to improve care for local people who have had strokes.”

If you have raised money for a charity close to your heart, send details about how much you have raised, which charity it is going to and a picture to nt.newsdesk@northantsnews.co.uk.