Sam’s gift for sick children

TWO children s cancer rooms have been upgraded thanks to a donation of almost £8,000 from a teenager with leukaemia. Lister patient Sam Williams, 15, was diagnosed with the disease almost three years ago and raised the money by holding a charity ball with

TWO children's cancer rooms have been upgraded thanks to a donation of almost £8,000 from a teenager with leukaemia.

Lister patient Sam Williams, 15, was diagnosed with the disease almost three years ago and raised the money by holding a charity ball with the help of his family.

The oncology cubicles in the Bluebell Ward at Lister Hospital now have en suite facilities meaning sick children do not have to leave their rooms.

The improvements also mean parents can stay with their youngsters and each room also has a laptop.


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Sam's dad, Vaughan, and step-mum, Debbie, have visited the cubicles and were happy to see them already in use.

Debbie, 49, said: "They have been so fantastic to us. It's just very humbling when you see those children with no hair and seriously ill.

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"It's lovely that we can do that for them.

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