12th March 2014 – Dance class donates £1,000 to Hospital appeal

Posted on March 12, 2014 by AireAdmin

A settle dance class has donated £1,000 to Airedale Hospital’s Endoscopy Appeal.

The dance class, which meets at St Johns Hall in Settle twice weekly, made the generous donation after a couple of members of the group – who had used the endoscopy unit at Airedale Hospital – felt it would be good to give something back.

Julie Blackburn, sister on the endoscopy unit at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are extremely thankful to Joan Lord and her dance class for their kind donation which will help us buy new equipment for the endoscopy unit and enhance patient care.”

Airedale Hospital launched its Endoscopy Appeal in December 2012, with the aim of raising £60,000 to buy equipment for the new unit, which opened in 2013.

Julie added: “The support we have received from the public and our own staff over the past 15 months has been overwhelming and we would like to thank everyone who has helped us in anyway.

“So far we have been able to buy three entonox hoses, three CO2 insufflators and a video/light processor which all support patients throughout their procedures, enabling them to be more comfortable and often have a quicker recovery time.”