Grand gesture from Salisbury Road Baptist Church

Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust would like to say a very special thank you to the volunteers of Salisbury Road Baptist Church, who have kindly donated £1,000 to our Torrington Intensive Care Unit for a third time.

In 2014, Elaine Giles underwent heart surgery and had to stay in Derriford Hospital for nine days. During this time, she stayed on Torrington Intensive Care Unit and has since made a full recovery.

Elaine said: “I received excellent care whilst at Derriford Hospital and this gift is just a small token of my appreciation. This charity is very close to my heart. Amazing work is done here and we are very happy to be able to support in any way we can.

“As with our previous donations, myself and the other volunteers at the church, including Joan Goodman, Doreen Nation and Michael Giles, raised the money by holding a coffee and cake morning at our church’s café, ‘Wayside Café’. I would like to thank everyone that came along on the day for their support and generosity. We hope to continue raising funds for the unit in the future.”

The cheque was presented to Sylvia Villaquiran, Ward Manager for Torrington Intensive Care Unit. Sylvia said: “I would like to personally thank everyone who has been involved with fundraising at Salisbury Road Baptist Church for their continued generosity.

“Last year, we put the money towards televisions for our patients, which are really making such a huge difference to their stay. This year we are looking at acquiring some specialist chairs, which provide support and comfort to longer term patients.”