Angus staff leap into action for ward 32 at Ninewells

Angus staff leap into action for ward 32 at Ninewells

THURSDAY, 7 SEPTEMBER, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PHOTO 1: MEDICAL SECRETARY AMY JAMIESON, CONSULTANT PSYCHIATRIST DR DAVID ROOKE AND ASSISTANT PSYCHOLOGIST LUIS CALABRIA AT THE SUSAN CARNEGIE CENTRE. PHOTO 2: AMY JUST BEFORE SHE DID THE BUNGEE JUMP

Angus staff leap into action for ward 32 at Ninewells

Three colleagues from the Susan Carnegie Centre at Stracathro Hospital have leapt into action to raise over £1,300 for ward 32 at Ninewells Hospital.

Medical secretary Amy Jamieson, consultant psychiatrist Dr David Rooke and assistant psychologist Luis Calabria took part in the Highland Fling bungee jump from the bridge over the River Garry to raise money for the oncology ward.

The daring trio were determined to take the plunge to raise as much money as possible as a thank you to the ward for the care Amy’s grandad had received there.

Amy said, “There was a discussion in the office about doing a bungee jump. It sounded terrifying to me as I am very scared of heights but it was exciting because it was something different to do and a fun day out. 

“David and Luis asked if we should do it for a charity and I suggested ward 32 because my grandad was receiving treatment there and the care he received was amazing. The staff made him and my family feel at ease during each visit.

“Initially it was a bit of fun and a good way to raise money for ward 32, but after we booked it my grandad sadly passed away. This made it so much more meaningful and I was even more determined to raise as much money as we could to give back to the ward as a little thank you for their outstanding care over the last two years.

“We set up a JustGiving page and received generous donations from family members, friends and colleagues. Many people shared their own experiences with ward 32 and were more than happy to donate to such a worthy cause.

“The bungee jump was a terrifying and overwhelming experience. I can’t believe we raised an amazing £1,300 and still counting. My colleagues, family and I are very grateful to everyone who has donated.”

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