NINE YEARS AGO, Dave Ward was treated at St George’s Hospital for a heart by-pass. He hasn’t forgotten the treatment that saved his life and he returned this week with a cheque for £710.00.

Dave, from Wallington in Surrey, raised the money through the sports club he runs as chairman and events organiser. He organised a charity football match in November last year.

Dave and his colleague Norman Malcolm were greeted at the hospital by Hannah Evans, Senior Sister on Belgrave Ward in the Atkinson Morley Wing of the hospital, and two members of her team, Rebecca Burgess and Joanne Sleath.

Dave said “This is my way of giving something back to St George’s. Without the wonderful treatment I received, I would not be the chairman of Wallington Sports Club, so it seems obvious to me to raise money in this way.”

As Senior Sister on the ward, Hannah has already decided how to spend the money. Receiving the cheque on behalf of the St George’s Charitable Foundation, she said “We’re delighted to receive this generous donation and we’re going to make it go as far as possible. We’re going to buy two mobile blood pressure monitors, one wheelchair and one photocopier / fax machine.”

Notes to editors

  1. For more information, please call Liz Woods, Charitable Communications Manager at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, on 020 8725 4522 or e-mail