Cornwall LivingIssue #80

Victoria Inn golf day chips in for Cornwall’s NHS

£14,000 has been raised to build a new radial lounge for the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust’s Cornwall Unit Fund (CHUF) thanks to the fundraising efforts of the team at Threemilestone’s Victoria Inn.

Victoria Inn Landlord, Mark Holden, explains: “We were aiming to get into five figures for the day as we had so many fantastic prizes generously donated by local businesses, as well as the promise of meeting Jonny Cowling of course! But to get up to the total we did was an amazing achievement and we’re just so thankful to everyone who dug deep to get us there.”

The grand total was raised through the golf event as well as an evening auction held at the inn, with the entire event inspired by Vic Inn regular Nigel Stafford, whose life was saved by the team at the Heart Unit back in 2014.

Nigel tells us: “I’ve been asked a few times why the team at the Victoria Inn and I feel so committed to raising funds for the Cornwall Heart Unit Fund (CHUF) and of course it’s in appreciation of what was done for me. We’ve always wanted to give something back, for the little things that can make a big difference.”

Consultant Cardiologist, Dr Trevor Johnston explains: “CHUF is currently funding a second radial lounge on the Cardiac Investigation Unit at The Royal Cornwall Hospital with the result being reduced waiting times for procedures such as coronary angiography, angioplasty and elective device implantation, improving patient care dramatically.”

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