75 year old Perrigo employee Ian Mortimore-Jackson raised £1,715.00 for the North Devon District Hospital Cardiology Department. Ian said “My wife Valerie received treatment at North Devon District Hospital and I wanted to do something to support the cardiology team that treated her. I started singing lessons last year and my teacher Katie Kerslake asked me to sing at a pub event at the Kings Arms in Georgeham at the beginning of July. I sang ‘I want to break free’ by Queen dressed as Freddie Mercury which went down so well Katie persuaded me to sing at Braunton Recreation Park in July I’ve only sung in public 3 times but this performance is the biggest audience so far. I was determined to raise as much money as I could for the Cardiology Team and I am delighted.”
Over and Above hospital charity fundraiser Julie Whitton said “Ian’s fundraising will mean that we can purchase extra equipment for the cardiology unit, which will be a great support to the team.
Cheque presentation L-R: Over and Above Fundraiser Julie Whitton, Cardiographer Jemma Cudmore, Senior Cardiographer Jenny Barrett and Ian Mortimore-Jackson
Photograph – Ian dressed as Freddie Mercury “I want to break free”