Angie Jones, whose mother Jan was diagnosed with terminal cancer, has recorded a charity single to raise funds for the Specialist Care Team who cared for Jan at her home in Coventry. The aim is to raise a minimum of £2,000 - enough funds for the Trust’s Charity to purchase a specialist syringe driver.
Angie and her family wanted to support the Specialist Care Team due to the care, dignity and compassion that Jan and her family received during this difficult time. Angie has been singing most of her life, so it seemed only natural that she would record a song dedicated to her mother’s memory to raise funds to support the Care Team.
Angie explained: “We have finally found the best way to raise funds using the song I recorded for Mum. This way all the money goes to our Syringe Driver account.”
Angie went on to say: “As a family we really cannot thank enough the team involved with my Mum’s care, we gained so much strength from those involved, we could not have asked for more, just so supportive to the family. The time we had with Mum in her final days with us are special memories, and we are very thankful for that. It was only natural that we wanted to support the service and the Charity by helping raise the money needed to purchase this syringe driver.”
The family, alongside members of the Palliative Care Team will be seeking support from the public at the ‘Let’s Ride’ event sponsored by HSBC in Broadgate, Coventry on the 8 September. Angie, along with some of the staff from the Palliative Care Team, will be performing her single ‘Songbird’ live, raising funds, and singing the praises of the Care Team.
If you would like to support Angie and her family, please donate via the Charity website (https://www.uhcwcharity.org/) or contact UHCW Charity 02476 966059.
Debbie Nash, Head of Service, Specialist Palliative Care, said: “It’s a fantastic opportunity for Angie and our staff to once again promote our service to the wider public. I know of so many individuals and families similar to Angie’s who have loved the chance to get involved with a service like ours, which makes it all the more special.
“I am extremely proud of the service and all the staff that work in the Specialist Palliative Care Team. Let’s hope we can raise even more vital funds for the service and our Charity.”
Jo O’Sullivan, Head of the Charity, said: “We are delighted that Angie and her family are doing so much to raise vital funds for the Palliative Care Team. This is a fantastic sum of money that will make a real difference for patients and their families at a very difficult time in their lives.”
Jagtar Singh, OBE, Chair of Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust commented: “All of us at the Trust have been overwhelmed by the tenacity and commitment shown by the family, in raising funds and in such an inspired fashion.
“This latest initiative demonstrates just how creative and imaginative individuals and families are! We are proud to be part of a community with such generous and compassionate people.”
The registered charity for University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust and Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (UHCW), exists to make things better for patients, their families and the staff who treat them. It provides funding for important equipment, pioneering research and all the important extras that make our hospitals and community services so special. If you would like to support us, please visit: https://www.uhcwcharity.org/
Photo caption: (L-R) Specialist Palliative Care Team members; Helen Mullins, Claire Magee, Debbie Nash, with Terry Jones and Angie Jones