New knee put to good use in Ascot
Published: 18 Aug 2013 09:000 comments
Kate Martin, 61, is raising money for Heatherwood through a hip and knee walk that will start and end at the hospital in London Road.
Mrs Martin will be joining an army of others in the walk, which takes place on Sunday, September 22, at 10am, after having gone through knee replacement surgery only two months ago.
She said: "I had my knee replaced in June at Heatherwood Hospital and I received really excellent care so I want to help as much as I can. Thanks to my new knee I'm quite a nifty walker now and am looking forward to putting it to good use raising money for the unit that cared for me!
"I like the idea of supporting local charities and, since I have had both of my knees replaced at Heatherwood and received wonderful care both times I'd like to give back."
The Windsor woman, who is now retired, has also enlisted the help of her mother Cicely Roberton, who has been making a raffle prize.
Mrs Roberton, 83, also from Windsor, has donated a large pink and purple quilt decorated with elephants and flowers for the raffle, which will be announced after the walk. Mike Stone, fundraising and volunteers manager at the trust, said: "We are so lucky to have Kate and Cicely behind us for the hip and knee walk.
"However, we would like to see as many walkers as possible take part in the day.
"You don't have to have had a hip or knee replacement; we're just looking for as many volunteers as possible to support this fantastic endeavour."
All money raised will go to the hospital's orthopaedic charitable fund, which pays for equipment and patient welfare.
Anyone interested should email Mike Stone on mike.stone@
hwph-tr.nhs.uk or call 07920 267427.