The day we hit the one million pound milestone

IT was a wonderful moment for Leighton Hospital League of Friends former Chairman, Peter Andrews, when he received the annual accounts for 2005. He found that fund-raising had topped the 1 million mark.

   More than 30 years of work had resulted in the landmark figure.

   The money had long since been put to good use in the hospital and so a photo call featuring a symbolic cheque presentation was arranged.

   Mr Simon Yates, who was at that time the Chief Executive of Leighton Hospital, received the cheque from Mr Andrews as committee members and trustees looked on (right).

   Mr Yates said raising the 1 million was a "tremendous achievement". He thanked the League for their efforts in years gone by and for the work they continued to do.

   Mr Andrews said all the funds the League had raised were used in all wards and departments on both large and small items.

   That year alone, the League has bought three new defibrillators.  


Peter Andrews (in the middle of the picture)  presents the cheque to Mr Simon Yates (left of the picture) with Trustees and Members of the League looking on.



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