Staff raise cash in memory of colleague

Posted on Wed, 09/10/2019

Fundraisers from the QE will be getting stuck into the muddy Newcastle Stampede Adventure Run later this month to raise money in memory of a much missed former colleague.

Team QE consists of ultrasound staff, family and friends who all want to attempt the challenge event in memory of Phil Elliott who died earlier this year.

Phil worked at the QE for many years and was looking forward to his retirement full of cycling, travel abroad and trips in his newly converted campervan.

Sadly, the day after Phil retired, he suffered a massive stroke which he couldn’t recover from and died two weeks later.

Lisa Butteriss, sonographer at the QE, said: “Phil was a much loved member of the team. A real gentle giant. He never got to enjoy the retirement he’d so carefully planned for. It was a huge shock to everyone and as work colleagues we want to raise funds toward stroke research and rehabilitation in his memory.

“For many of us, taking part in an event like this has been a completely new challenge and we aim to give him a good laugh! Please help if you can.”

The Newcastle Stampede is an annual 10km cross country assault course taking place at Gosforth Park on October 19. You can support the team in their fundraising for the Stroke Association by clicking here

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