In July 2017 after a severe cardiac arrest, Sara Applegate, despite the best efforts from the team at Royal Papworth Hospital lost her fight for life, she was just 48 years old.

Sara left behind three wonderful children who she was immensely proud of.

To show their gratitude for the care Sara received at Royal Papworth Hospital, the Applegate family held a charity football match to raise money for the Theatres and Critical Care Charitable Fund. 

Last week Natasha, Beki and Callum met with Matron, Megan Pontin, Alison Riseley, Junior Sister and Charlotte Wallwein, Assistant Healthcare Support Worker from the Critical Care department to present their cheque. 

I'm sure we can all agree the Applegate family are an inspiration and we at Papworth Hospital Charity are sincerely grateful.