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Worcester Editorial 18th Dec, 2013 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

A MIDWIFE supervisor from Worcestershire Royal Hospital has raised a bumper sum to benefit heart attack patients and their families.

Julie Menzies organised a charity barn dance and raffle which made a total of £1,400 for the hospital’s cardiac catheter suite.

The event was part of a fund-raising campaign started by the maternity team in memory of colleague Lorraine Bolton who sadly passed away in July 2012.

The department’s main fund-raising events have centred around their new dragon boat team – the Bolton Dragons.

The team was set up to remember Lorraine in October 2012, and has gone from strength to strength with their first victory recently at a competition held in Pershore.

Ms Menzies said: “I organise a charity event every year.

“This time, I wanted to do something to support the efforts of the Bolton Dragons and to honour our friend Lorraine.”

The money raised by the dance and the dragon boaters will be used to benefit relatives and visitors to the cardiac catheter suite, giving them somewhere quiet and peaceful to wait while their loved one is treated following a heart attack.

Lorraine Bolton’s mum, Anna Norris visited the maternity department to thank the team for everything they have done in memory of her daughter.

“I am very grateful to everybody, they have been a great support to me and I couldn’t have got through this without them,” she said.

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