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A fundraiser ‘Kam would be proud of’

2024-05-20T09:23:24+01:00Monday 20 May 2024|

Colleagues and loved ones have raised £3,325 in memory of a former Walsall patient.

Martin Quinn hosted a fundraising walk to honour his late colleague Kamaljit Singh Bains, who died at Goscote Hospice on 12 July, following a short battle with lung cancer.

The three-mile walk took place in the British Camp location in the Malvern Hills to raise money for the hospice that cared for Kamaljit.

Martin, Regional Head of HRL Midlands at Make UK had known Kam for 15 years and was his manager.

He said: “We had about 20 family, friends and colleagues of Kam who joined us for the walk. We were extremely fortunate with the weather which was bright and sunny. Afterwards we all had a lovely lunch at the Malvern Hills hotel.

“We enjoyed being able to positively remember Kam together. It was lovely to have a shared experience with people who knew Kam the best and share stories about him. Getting to know his family and spending time with them was really special.

Martin together with Kam’s family, friends and colleagues managed to raise an amazing £1,680 from donations. Make UK generously agreed to match fund £1,645 to support the work of Goscote Hospice and in appreciation for all that was done for Kam and his family.

Martin added: “I feel very proud to have helped raise funds for such an important cause.

“Hearing from Kam’s widow Preeti about the wonderful ongoing support she and her sons have received was great to hear. The hospice looked after Kam with exceptional care in his final days and were (and still are) a great support to his family and friends. I am pleased to know we have contributed to the amazing work that is carried out by the hospice.

“I think Kam would have been delighted as walking was something he loved and being extremely sociable, this is exactly the sort of event he would have enjoyed. Kam would be really proud of us and I am sure he would be happy to know we did this in his memory.”

Georgie Westley, Fundraising Manager for Walsall Healthcare’s Well Wishers charity which supports the hospice, said: “It is so heartwarming to see everyone who loved Kam come together and take part in last month’s fundraising walk. We are so grateful to everyone who donated towards this amazing amount for the hospice that cared for him.”

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