Family of the much-loved local butcher, William Dodd, continue to raise money in his memory for the ITU garden at RSH.
His daughters Claire and Lisa took on two challenges recently to help raise funds. Lisa Marsden and her family completed a swim the length of the channel in October at Bannatyne’s Shrewsbury. Claire Evans and her family undertook a secondchallenge in November where they climbed Snowdon in memory of their dad and grandad. The conditions were challenging but the group made it to the summit.
Claire said of the emotional climb: “We made it up and down with a moving time of four hours 26 minutes, total time with two stops (we had to feed the kids!) five hours 15 minutes. The rain held off but it was so cold and the fog was awful and at points we were unable to see. We made it to the top and took dad with us on our adventures, the day before his birthday when he had planned to retire.”
The climb up Snowdon surpassed its target of £1,000 and reached a massive total of £2,453. Together with the sponsored swim and the Memory Giving page the family have raised a grand total of £6,287 to improve the garden. Improvements are already underway with two new benches in place.
Dr Chris Mowatt, Clinical Director of Critical Care said: “We are hugely grateful and humbled by William’s family’s efforts, at a very difficult time they have found the energy and enthusiasm to support our ICU. We are inspired by their kindness.”
If you would like to donate to the fundraiser, the family have started a JustGiving page