Heart Centre receives festive boost of funds from Oxford team
27 December 2017
Our team presents the donation to the hospital. Pictured from left are Steve Crunden, Phil Stokes, football match organiser Josh Spencer and Louis Quinn.
The Oxford Heart Centre at the John Radcliffe Hospital has received a festive boost of funds after our staff took part in a charity football match in memory of a much-loved friend and colleague.
which was held in Thame in September, was organised as a tribute to Keith
Stansfield (better known as Stan), who passed away in July 2014. Stan, a repair
team leader at our Yarnton depot, suffered a cardiac arrest while attending a
job. He was taken to the John Radcliffe, but despite repeated attempts to save
his life he sadly passed away. He was 54. He was hugely popular and respected,
with his positivity inspiring everyone who knew him.
The idea for
the charity football match to mark the third anniversary of Stan’s death came
from Josh Spencer, who is one of the team based at the depot. The colleagues
used their yearly team building fund to pay for the pitch and they raised £415.
This was matched by our Into Action fund, which supports employees who give up
their time to help charities or their local community.
And last week,
the funds were handed over to the team on the ward. There was also time for the
SGN representatives to see some of the equipment which is only possible for
purchase through charitable funding.
Joe Baker, Communications
Assistant at the hospital, said: “Thanks to charitable donations to Oxford
Hospital’s charity, the Oxford Heart Centre has been able to purchase some
important new equipment. This includes bespoke resuscitation trolleys and
saving equipment is now identical across the Oxford Heart Centre which helps
the emergency teams to deliver the highest standard of resuscitation and
Richard Mendham, General Manager at our Oxford depot,
said: “Since Stan’s passing our fantastic team have shown
great inspiration, looking into different ways to help, support and raise funds
for this amazing charity. I would like to say a big thank you to all involved
for making this a night to remember. Long may these events continue to not only
remember a much loved friend and colleague but also raise vital funding for
this wonderful charity. Well done all, Stan would have been so proud.”