Family donate to honour Cliff Collins
Mrs Bernice Collins, and her family and friends, generously donated an incredible £500 in memory of Cliff Collins to the Renal Clinic at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham as a thank you for the excellent care he received over the years.
Mrs Collins, Cliff’s mother, said: “Cliff was the kindest and most thoughtful person, he had such a lovely smile and always kept a positive attitude. To honour his memory, we wanted to donate to the renal clinic who treated Cliff to thank them for their support and treatment over the years. I came here with my son Lee and his partner Irene, Lee jokes he’d like to be referred to in the caption as ‘Lee (part time model, part time stunt man!)’ ”
Cliff was a talented artist and had previously donated one of his pieces to the renal clinic to brighten things up on the ward to improve patients’ visits. The picture was of Mohammed Ali, an inspirational figure, to keep staff and patients motivated! Cliff also painted a one of a kind portrait of David Bowie which raised over £3,000 for charity in a raffle!
Samantha Howell, Fundraising Manager at UHB Charity, said: “It was a pleasure to meet Bernice and her son Lee, we are truly grateful and honoured to receive this generous donation in memory of Cliff. The money raised will be used to benefit other patients like Cliff who visit the renal clinic and ensure they receive the best possible care. The difference this will make to patient’s lives reflects the charitable legacy of Cliff and we can’t thank his family enough.”
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