Ray Morrissey, 72, from Milton, owner and founder of Infutech, which supplies needles to administer medication, has generously offered to provide East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) with three months’ worth of needles free of charge.
Children’s hospices receive generous donation of medical supplies
This is not the first time Ray has helped EACH. He has a long history of raising money for the charity through sponsoring events such as Cambridge Folk Club, which has raised a significant amount for the good cause over the years.
Through supplying the Saflo needle range, Ray has worked with EACH on various product introductions and has set up training for staff to be fully proficient in using them.
Ray said: “In these times, particularly as funding for the hospices is critical, I felt it was just a small gesture and hope it can be used to prompt others to help out where they can. Perversely, when coronavirus is badly affecting so many people, I am seeing an increase in business due to the nature of our products and it did seem really appropriate to put something back into our community. Also, at the age of 72, I know all too well about being in lockdown, so share some of the pain the families who are shielding do.”
Becky Bryan, a nurse at EACH’s hospice in Milton, said: “We’d like to say a big thank you to Infutech and Ray himself specifically for very kindly offering our next three months’ worth of needles free of charge. It makes such a big difference when a box of 12 needles costs £80 alone. We really appreciate his generosity during these socially and financially difficult times for our charity.”
EACH supports around 450 families of children and young people with life-threatening conditions, including around 100 bereaved families, at any one time. The charity has taken a significant financial hit as a result of fundraising activities having to be postponed or cancelled, with shops now set to be shut again. To support EACH now you can donate here: www.justgiving.com/campaign/each-covid19
East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) aims to maximise the quality of life for children and young people with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition, and to support their families.