Earlier this year, Simon Nicholls took part in the Cambridge Half Marathon for Papworth Hospital Critical Care to enable them to purchase another Dyson Cool Desk Fan for the Unit.

The Senior Sister, Sue Crocker explained that purchases from charitable funds are not only used to make mandatory purchases, but provide an opportunity to enhance patient comfort beyond that of NHS funding alone:

The unit gets very hot and due to infection control, we can’t have generic fans as the blades are difficult to keep clean. Instead we have used charitable funds to purchase fans which meet infection control requirements and help to make patients more comfortable. These are always very well received by patients and we try to buy more when we can.

Thank you Simon and to everyone who generously sponsored! If you're interested in fundraising to enable the hospital to make additional purchases, we'd love to hear from you. Please contact us on 01223 639950 or email [email protected]