Sadly Covid-19 has meant that a lot of events have had to be postponed or cancelled. This is also the case for Acute Oncology Nurse, Katie Ledger and her Fiancé, Andy. Their wedding that should be taking place in June but has to be postponed. This has also meant that any plans for her ‘Hen Do’ have had to be cancelled, some guests had already prepaid but wanted to donate any money to a charity of Katie’s choice. We asked Katie a little more about why she chose the Sussex Cancer Fund.
Katie said “I have worked in cancer services at Brighton since I was newly qualified in 2011. as a staff nurse, then a junior Sister and most recently Acute Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist. I’ve now left to work at the Marsden but Brighton will always be home!
The SCF is an important charity to me as it has supported my places of work over the years helping us getting the right equipment for our ward as well as supporting so many of my patients. It’s also important to me to support small local charities.
When my family ‘hen do’ was cancelled, due to my wedding sadly being postponed to next year, my Mum’s cousin wanted me to donate her money from the hen do to a charity of my choice, so I picked SCF as it really is close to my heart.
I have asked for the money to be directed towards courtyard level 8 my old ward, they have supported me endlessly for the last 8 or so years and now in challenging times, they are on the front line of our fight against Covid 19. I hope this token gesture helps just a little.”
The photo shows Katie and Andys engagement at the top of Muckish mountain in Ireland from in September 2018. Their wedding should have been this June and is now July 2021. We will look forward to seeing a photo from the Happy Day but in the meantime, thank you, Katie, with so many of our fundraising events being cancelled too, this will go a little way to helping us with the shortfall.