Local fundraiser raises money for respiratory department
An avid fundraiser has raised money for a department close to her heart following an illness that saw her cared for at Grimsby hospital.
After receiving care from the respiratory department, Jean Madin and her team of fundraisers presented a cheque to The Health Tree Foundation at Jean’s local pub, The Market Tavern, in Cleethorpes.
Jean said: “I have been a patient of Dr Richard Chan’s in respiratory for many years and have had half my right lung removed. I wanted to do something for the department. There’s quite a team of us who do our bit to help the local community so hopefully we have raised enough to go towards some new equipment.”
Her latest endeavor has seen Jean raise £600 for respiratory with the help of her team, including two young, new members: Jessica Terry-Taylor, aged 18 and Courtney Terry-Taylor, aged 15.
She recently raised £1,200 for The Health Tree Foundation’s Rear into Gear Appeal – a campaign that is raising money for keyhole surgery equipment for patients with bowel cancer or bowel related illnesses at Grimsby and Scunthorpe hospitals.
Jean decided she would become a fundraiser after her father passed away in 2004. Shortly after, she moved to Cleethorpes where she has continued fundraising for a number of local causes.
Jayne Smith, a close friend of Jean’s, moved to the area around the same time as and got on board with her fundraising. Jayne said: “The team is like one big happy family. I had a break from fundraising but it feels great to be back with everyone again. I really missed it.”
Jean added: “We want to continue doing things to help people and we are so lucky we are able to do that living in this area. I cannot thank the people and businesses of Grimsby and Cleethorpes enough. We live in such a generous community.”
Community champion for The Health Tree Foundation, Laura Gooderham, said: “Jean’s dedication and determination are to be admired. She has gone through a rough time herself with illnesses and has still continued to raise money to help others – we are very grateful.”