£1,000 hospital boost

The Church of the Nazarene presents a cheque to the Scarborough ward of Skeness Hospital.
The Church of the Nazarene presents a cheque to the Scarborough ward of Skeness Hospital.
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A memorial fund which was set up to commemorate the life of a minister’s wife who sadly passed away at the end of February has already raised £1,000 for the cause.

The fund, in memory of Diane Banks raised money through March to April at the Meeting Point Charity Shop at The County Hotel and set up by The Skegness Community Church of the Nazarene.

A £1,000 cheque has been donated to the Scarborough Ward of Skegness Hospital, where Diane spent the last few weeks of her life.

The money was presented in recognition of the care and concern shown by the staff to Diane and Reverend Ian Banks during her four week stay on the ward.

Reverend Ian Banks said: “All the staff treated Diane with such dignity and co-operated fully with me in allowing Diane many visits and overnight stays at home during her time on the ward.

“I am just so grateful that the trauma of her last few weeks was made so much more bearable by friendship and dedicated care shown by all the ward staff.

“I know Diane would have wanted to make this gesture of thanks,” he added.

Diane and Ian were co-founders of the Skegness Community Church of the Nazarene also based at The County Hotel in Skegness.

Diane was said to have worked tirelessly for the church and was instrumental in setting up and running the meeting point charity shop in the hotel for the past two years as a way of reaching the community and working with other local charities.

To date, over £3,000 has been donated to other charities from the shop.