Ward 19 receives a generous £1,000 from AVISC


The Aston Villa Independent Supporters Club (AVISC) have raised a huge £1,000 for Ward 19 at Heartlands Hospital.

Ward 19 is the specialist cancer unit at Heartlands Hospital which treats patients suffering from a wide range of cancers including breast, leukaemia, lung and prostate cancer. To date Heartlands hospital charity has funded for equipment that is over and above what the NHS funds, items such as a new blood analyser, heat pads to help patients veins stand out (for cannulas), a new couch for stem cell patients, Chemotherapy at home nurses and so much more.

Pictured above is Mark Goodwin, member of Aston Villa Independent Supporters Club who presented a £1,000 cheque to Ward 19 along with consultant Dr Bhuvan Kishore and the unit’s nurses.

Aston Villa Independent Supporters Club based in Sutton Coldfield have raised more than £2,600 over the past three years for Ward 19 after their late friend and Aston Villa Independent Supporters Club member “England Dave” received treatment between 2015-2016 before passing away. The club raised the money through silent auctions, donations and the annual end of season party.

Sian Averill, Fundraising Manager at Heartlands Hospital said: “Thank you to Mark and all the members of Aston Villa Independent Supporters Club for continuing to raise such a substantial amount of money for Ward 19. Funding such as this will be able to provide the hospital’s cancer patients with a more comfortable environment whilst they are undergoing their treatments, added extras such as this would not be possible without our fundraisers’ support, thank you so much”

If you would like to donate to Ward 19 at Heartlands Hospital, please click here to donate and make a difference.

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