Superhero raises thousands for KGH

Student nurse Vanessa Banks, staff nurse Clint Fabroa, Spiderman Leslie Jeffery and phlebotomist Jayne Robinson

Student nurse Vanessa Banks, staff nurse Clint Fabroa, Spiderman Leslie Jeffery and phlebotomist Jayne Robinson

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Spiderman Leslie Jeffery has raised money for chairs at a Kettering General Hospital ward.

The super-hero – AKA Leslie Jeffery – has raised £1,459 this summer to buy four special reclining chairs for Harrowden A ward.

Mr Jeffery, 59, from Islip, has raised more than £5,000 for KGH over the past four years since adopting his super-hero disguise.

He said: “I am the only Spiderman character in Northamptonshire who raises money for Kettering General Hospital and people are getting to know what I do.

“One of the main pieces of fundraising I did for the chairs was in July when I did a 35 mile sponsored walk around Thrapston, Oundle, Titchmarsh, Kettering, Weldon, Geddington and Burton Latimer.

“Since then I have also attended seven carnivals and held door-to-door and street collections.

“I want to thank everyone who has made a donation which all goes to support the great work for the local community that KGH does.”

Harrowden A Staff nurse Katie Gordon said: “We want to thank Leslie so much for his enormous efforts over the summer which have supported Harrowden A.

“Lot of our patients have breathing difficulties and they can find sleeping, or spending a long time, in a bed quite difficult.

“The chairs enable people with those problems to sleep, or rest, at different angles, according to what is comfortable for them.

“They are a major boost for us and will be very well used.”