Published: Tuesday, October 27th, 2015
Football match held in honour of Golden Jubilee patient
The family of a man treated for heart and chest injuries donated over £6,000 to the Golden Jubilee National Hospital at a football match held on Sunday 25 October 2015.
Shaun Campbell, wife Helen and their son Dylan presented a cheque to staff from the Golden Jubilee before the match held at Inverclyde Academy in Greenock to honour their son and brother, Alexander, who sadly passed away in April 2014.
Alexander was treated for chest and heart injuries in one of the Intensive Care Units (ICU) at the Golden Jubilee after being involved in a car accident.
With the help of friends and relatives, the Campbells were keen to raise money for the Golden Jubilee having been overwhelmed by the level of support and care 19 year old Alexander received while being treated at the hospital.
Shaun said: “We wanted to donate this money to the Golden Jubilee because they did everything they possibly could for Alexander. We would really like to support the people who treated our son as they did their very best for him. They kept our spirits up and were in regular contact to update us, even when there was no change. They were phenomenal.
“The staff were also very good with Alexander’s friends who were allowed to come in and talk to him and even play him some music.”
The family were astonished by the level of support they received while raising money for the hospital holding sponsored walks, race nights and last year’s inaugural football match, the Alexander Campbell Memorial Cup. Their friend Glen also raised nearly £700, completing the Great Scottish Run to support the cause.
Shaun said: “I would really like to thank all those who helped us raise money for the Golden Jubilee. We salute them. It shows how much Alexander meant to so many people and we really appreciate all the support.”
Medical Director at the Golden Jubilee, Dr Mike Higgins commented: “This is a wonderful donation and we are very grateful to the Campbell family as well as their friends and relatives for all of the effort they put in.
“The Golden Jubilee is the home of national and regional heart services for the NHS in Scotland and contributions like this make a real difference to the lives of patients, visitors and guests allowing us to provide the highest possible standard of care.”