Dancers raise £525 for hospital in memory of dad

Three children of a man who was treated at Southport and Formby District General Hospital raised £540 in his memory to help equip the cancer treatment centre.

Insurance statistician Richard Chapman, 48, from Formby, had been a patient at the hospital’s Medical Day Unit (MDU) and later at Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, Wirral.

His children, Olivia, 8, Hannah, 11, and Lucy, 14, are all members of Debbie Jay Dance Academy in Formby which organised raffles and a dance display with a magician, singer and tombola to raise the money. The money will be used to purchase more specialist treatment chairs for the unit.

The older children attend Formby High School with their 17-year-old sister Katie who also attended the academy. Olivia is a pupil at Freshfield Primary School.

The girls presented the cheque to Sister Gemma Alston in the MDU accompanied by their mum Anne.

The Medical Day Unit was extended and refitted at a cost of £1.3m last year. The Marina Dalglish Appeal and West Lancashire Community Hospice Association each gave £500,000 towards the project. Numerous other organisations and hundreds of individuals have also supported the work.

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