Cancer patient raises money for Maxillofacial Department


Garry Harrison decided to raise money for the Maxillofacial Department at QEHB after he had three operations on his head and neck after being diagnosed with cancer.

Garry was diagnosed with cancer in July 2017 and was an active member of the Spalding Squash and Racketball Club in Lincolnshire.

Every three years the club holds a charity 24 hour squash marathon where 12 members play squash or racketball against each other for 24 hours non-stop.

Having taken place in September and Garry had received his operations earlier in the year, Garry nominated the Maxillofacial Department at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and they raised a huge £550.50 for the department!

Garry said: “All 12 participants endured the 24 hours, I visited the club during the afternoon and there were some very tired players, despite this they all completed the marathon.

“I chose to nominate FAITEC as I wanted to give something back to the Maxillofacial Department, specifically to show my appreciation of both Mr Parmar’s team and everyone in ICU and Ward 408 who looked after me in July.”

Rachel Learmonth, Senior Fundraiser for QEHB Charity, said: “Thank you to Garry and all of the squash players that took part in the 24 hour challenge! The Maxillofacial Department help so many patients with facial prosthetics.

“The money raised will help go over and above for these patients and provide the added extras that the NHS cannot fund.”

To donate to the Maxillofacial Department please click here.

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