Fundraising PC Bond Returns to Ward

 

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The incredibly brave PC Claire Bond revisited our Trauma Orthopaedic Ward at the Royal Stoke University Hospital to donate equipment bought through her fundraising. 

PC Bond suffered life-changing injuries after being hit by a car during a pursuit in Stafford in September 2018.

 

Along with the High Sheriff of Staffordshire Mr Ashley Brough, Temporary Chief Constable Nick Baker and other colleagues from Staffordshire Police, she donated a number of orthopedic footstools and Plaster of Paris kits for use on Ward 226 after spending nine days on there recovering from her injuries.

 
PC Bond told us: "The team here do an amazing job, but it was through speaking to staff on the ward and learning about the difference processes here, it became apparent they needed these items as they were things I missed when I was a patient."
 
She added: "I feel as though I've turned a corner, but I've still got to take it slow- if I'm still able to fundraise then I will. Fundraising is like a ripple effect, to many people want to join in, and I take positivity from helping others."
 
In July last year around 25 of PC Bond's colleagues and family members took part in the Nottingham X Runner, and also held a fundraising raffle at Cannock Police Station.
 
Senior Sister Katie Shaw said: "We're incredibly grateful for the continued efforts of PC Bond and her colleagues from Staffordshire Police, which have enabled us to purchase this much-needed equipment which will be of benefit to so many patients. The adjustable footstools will aid recovery and independence, whilst staff trained in the Plaster of Paris kits will save patients having to be booked into appointments in our Fracture Clinic, freeing up their time for other patients and reducing the amount of time ours spend on the ward."
 
High Sheriff Ashley Brough said: "The bravery and commitment of Claire is incredible. Despite her injuries being life changing, she's remained so positive and I applaud that."
 
Temporary Chief Constable Nick Baker added: "This is typical Clare, not thinking about herself, instead the wellbeing of others on the ward."
 
If you would like to fundraise for UHNM Charity visit www.uhnmcharity.org.uk for more information, or call 01782 676444 to speak to one of the UHNM Charity team.