Mum’s fu­neral do­na­tions go to ward

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY -

A DAUGH­TER and her fam­ily has raised more than £100 to­wards the hos­pi­tal ward that cared for her dy­ing mother.

Pe­tula Maskey, from Mac­cles­field, set about rais­ing money for Ward nine at Mac­cles­field Hos­pi­tal af­ter staff cared for her mum, Mil­dred Tay­lor.

Sadly Mil­dred, who was ad­mit­ted to the hos­pi­tal af­ter break­ing her an­kle, died af­ter con­tract­ing pneu­mo­nia on the res­pi­ra­tory ward.

But Pe­tula said she was over­whelmed by the sup­port and care her mum re­ceived while on ward four, where she treated in her fi­nal days.

She and her fam­ily de­cided to do­nate £135 from her mum’s fu­neral do­na­tions to the hos­pi­tal ward, which she hopes will be used to­wards plants, flow­ers and gar­den equip­ment for the con­ser­va­tory out­side the ward where she and her mum found such com­fort.

Pe­tula, who is mum to Jo, said: “The staff in both wards four and nine were very kind and very sup­port­ive of both mum her­self and any­one who vis­ited her, but ward four seemed ex­tra spe­cial.

“Be­hind ward four there is now a con­ser­va­tory with a paved area out­side – I never ex­pected a con­ser­va­tory at a hos­pi­tal.

“The ward has a num­ber of pa­tients who suf­fer from de­men­tia and I was given to un­der­stand that be­ing in the out­side space and look­ing af­ter the green­ery can be very ther­a­peu­tic.”

She added: “My fam­ily and I de­cided that at mum’s fu­neral we would ask for do­na­tions in­stead of flow­ers if that was ac­cept­able, the money to be di­vided be­tween ward four and The Cin­na­mon Trust.”

Pe­tula has also set about col­lect­ing do­na­tions from busi­nesses to­wards the hos­pi­tal’s raf­fle and has a num­ber of do­na­tions in­clud­ing: wine from Tesco in Bro­ken Cross; Cut and Fin­ish from David of Duke Street; £40 voucher from Sains­burys, Mac­cles­field; fish and chip supper do­nated by Pete’s chippy; a night’s stay at a four star ho­tel and an as­sort­ment of plants do­nated by The Mus­tard seed, Bro­ken Cross, Fair­ways gar­den cen­tre and Flora gar­den cen­tre in Hen­bury.

Mrs Tay­lor died on May 11, aged 93.

●● Mil­dred Tay­lor, died at Mac­cles­field Hos­pi­tal

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