A book of inspirational messages and readings put together by a Respiratory Consultant has created a success story for Walsall Healthcare’s Well Wishers charity.
Vessels of Excellence, by Dr Max Matonhodze, was published last December and he has been donating part of the proceeds from sales to the charity.
Last week he handed over a cheque for £600 and has vowed to continue his fundraising. Dr Max, a father-of-four who is also a Preacher, said he had been “really delighted” at the reaction to Vessels of Excellence.
“It has been humbling to have people stop me to say how the book has brought them comfort or helped them work out an issue in their lives,” he said.
“One of my colleagues, Jayne Powell, a Specialist Nurse, remarked: “When I started reading it, I could not put it down. I found it inspiring and enlightening.” This is wonderful to hear. Others have said: “When your enthusiasm tank is running low, it will lift you up, When you are struggling to produce your best, it will empower you, When you are reflecting on the hard questions of life, it will give you the deep answers you need.
“But I have been just as moved by the fact we’ve managed to raise £600 so far for our Well Wishers charity.
“Donations help us to do things above and beyond what the NHS is able to provide. We have a committed and passionate Fundraising Team that works with our hospital and community teams to enhance services to give our patients a better experience and this money will help colleagues continue their invaluable work.
“Thank you to everyone who has bought the book so far.”
Georgie Westley, Fundraising Manager, added: “We are so grateful to Dr Max for his enthusiastic support and the £600 he has donated will help us to make a real difference through the charity. He is incredibly supportive of Well Wishers.”
Dr Max will be selling his book in the main atrium of Walsall Manor Hospital again tomorrow, Wednesday 1 March, between 11.30am and 2pm.