Dynamic mum and daughter duo shed weight in aid of hospital stroke unit

Kimberley Fisher (left) and Lesley Murray from Fleetwood who are raising money for a new day room on the Stroke Unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital

A mum and daughter team from Fleetwood are raising funds for a new day room for patients on the Stroke Unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

Kimberley Fisher, who works as a healthcare assistant (HCA) and is a student at the hospital, said they were raising money as her grandmother, Harriet Frith, was being cared for on the unit.

Kimberley and her mum, Lesley Murray who is also a HCA at the hospital, are doing a sponsored slim through the Blue Skies Hospitals Fund to go towards a new day room for patients.

Kimberley said: “My grandmother had a stroke on February 4 so we want to raise money for a day room to help everyone on the unit.

“It would be nice for the patients to have a place to go and have a change of scenery where they can have chat or watch telly.

“We were both in Slimming World anyway so we thought we’d try to lose five stones in weight between us. We’ve lost 10lbs each already.”

Lesley said: “When someone has a stroke it can be very hard to deal with.

“It’s a big change for the whole family. My mum was very independent before she had a stroke. It’s very frustrating for her now. It would be nice for patients like my mum to have a day room to go to.

“The staff on the unit have been great. They are lovely. They are always making mum smile.”

Kimberley added: “I could not have asked for a better team to look after her; the staff are so understanding.”

If you would like to sponsor Kimberley and Lesley please go to their Just Giving page at: www.justgiving.com/kimberley-Lesley or email Kimberley on Kimberley.fisher@bfwhospitals.nhs.uk or Kimberley.fisher1990@hotmail.co.uk


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