Fulwood Hospital staff raise money for their colleague

Fulwood staff raise money for their colleague

The team at Fulwood Hall have recently pledge to raise as much money as they possibly can for one of their dear colleagues who has recently been diagnosed with a debilitating disease.

Peter Beeston-Taylor who is a Lead Radiographer and a highly regarded member of the team has worked at Fulwood Hall for 11 years.  Sadly, Peter (who still works full time) was recently diagnosed with Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) which is a progressive neurological disorder that affects both adult men and women. It is caused by degeneration or atrophy (shrinking) of nerve cells in several (or multiple) areas of the brain. The results are devastating effects on multiple body functions such as speech, movement, balance and blood pressure control.

Cycling has been a big part of Peter’s life for a large number of years. However, because of MSA, and after recently falling and breaking his collar bone, it has become clear that Peter needs the stability of three wheels. The team at Fulwood now want to help Peter raise enough money (£7,000) to help him buy a recumbent trike which will enable Peter to ride while living with Multi System Atrophy. Peter then later intends to hand the bike over to the MSA trust.

By having a trike it would enable Peter to maintain his independence and freedom to enjoy the one thing he can still do. As this disease has progressed it has become clear his balance is now a safety factor for him whist traveling on the roads. The trike offers Peter a stable platform to participate in family walks as well cycle rides and independence.

Please keep an eye on our Facebook Page for updates on all the events we will be holding to raise money – and if you have an idea for any fund raising events we can run – please do message us to let us know.

Peter means the world to us all and we really do want to do as much as we can. 

Donations can be made here.

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