On the evening of Friday 1st November Bay Hospitals Charity will be holding a night of chills, thrills and disco at Barrow Cricket Club. The charity night promises to be not only spooky but very special, raising much needed funds for Rheumatology and Respiratory at Furness General Hospital.

Sue Thomson, Clinical Lead for Ward 7, said “The aim of our charity night is to raise awareness and funds for our patients with lifelong chronic respiratory and rheumatology problems. These conditions cause the patient, relatives and carers much distress, and are life changing for all involved. When these patients come into hospital we strive to make it a positive experience, as these patients tend to be frequent attenders. It is paramount these patients are kept as stress free and relaxed as possible.

“With this in mind we would like to raise some money to purchase some recliner chairs, as a large number of our patients find it difficult to sleep in a bed due to their poor breathing. This night will also enable our hard working staff to have a get together and hopefully raise money in a social environment.”

Tickets are £10 including pie and peas and a quiz, available from Bay Hospitals Charity on 01229 404473. And don’t forget, it’s Halloween – there will of course be a prize for the best costume.


Bay Hospitals Charity is a registered charity which raises money to improve patient care and the hospital and community experience across University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust. By donating to Bay Hospitals Charity you can fund the latest equipment and help make your local hospitals more comfortable, ensuring you and your loved ones get the best possible care and treatment.