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Wycombe Wanderers Ex-Players Association makes donation to Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

| February 4, 2020

Group photo including some of the BNRU team, Peter Suddaby, Keith Samuels, Matron Rose Kennedy and the new ‘Sara Stedy’. (Image supplied by Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust)

The Wycombe Wanderers Ex-Players Association has made a generous donation to Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust for the purchase of equipment.

The donation was made after former Wycombe Wanderers player and manager, Peter Suddaby was treated at the NHS Trust.

Peter together with former club mate Keith Samuels visited the Buckinghamshire Neurorehabilitation Unit (BNRU) at Amersham Hospital on Thursday 23rd January 2020 to see the team and the new pieces of equipment the Association funded.

The money raised has provided a ‘Sara Stedy’, which helps to move patients safely and encourage mobility along with four chairs with adjustable feet so that the height can modified to suit different patient requirements.

Provision of a ‘Sara Stedy’ means the unit now has two so one can remain on the ward and the other will be kept in the physiotherapy gym, enabling swift movement of patients as and when required.

Rose Kennedy, Matron for BNRU said: ‘We are so very grateful for the kind donation from the Wycombe Wanderers Ex-Players Association. The generosity from the team will benefit current and future patients and will further enhance the care we can deliver on the unit.

Keith Samuels, on behalf of Wycombe Wanderers Ex-Players Association, said: ‘The Association wanted to give something back to the units that had treated Peter and helped with his rehabilitation following his stroke.

Peter had a long career as a professional footballer with Blackpool and Brighton after starting and ending his playing career at Wycombe. He was made only too aware of what was needed in the Unit and we are pleased to have made life a little better for others in the same situation as him.

*Source of article : Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.

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