Charity football match in memory of John Nesbitt


Sadly John Nesbitt died from Covid-19 in April 2020 at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. In his memory, his daughter Claire organised a charity football match to raise money to support patients with bowel cancer and those needing urgent treatment on critical care wards.

They chose to spilt the funds between these two causes as John was diagnosed with bowel cancer but made a full recovery. However during the pandemic sadly died from complications arising from Covid-19. 

The event raised an incredible £2,540! When asked why they chose to fundraise for the hospital charity Claire said: "We wanted to say a big thank you to the hospital for everything they have done for my dad over the years. The staff have been nothing short of amazing."

Sabrina Hussaine, Senior Fundraising Officer, said: "It has been a pleaure to hear from Claire about her dad. We are so grateful to her and her family for wanting to give back to the hospital after everything they have been through. Their generousity is testement to John and shows he leaves behind him a lasting legacy."

Thanks to the amazing amount raised, UHB Charity will be able to support more patients like John in the future. 

If you would like to organise your own fundraising event in memory of a loved one, please click here for more information. 

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