Betty Campbell MBE generous 10,000 donation

27/09/2013

Betty Campbell MBE has raised £10,000 to refurbish the cardiac intensive care relative’s room in the Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast.

Antrim lady Betty Campbell MBE has raised £10,000 to refurbish the cardiac intensive care relative’s room in the Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast.

Betty is an active fundraiser in Antrim raising half a million pounds for various charities over the past 30 years. Her generous spirit has not gone unnoticed and she was awarded an MBE in November 2010 for her fundraising achievements.

Betty underwent cardiac surgery in 2010 in the Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast. During her stay Betty decided she wanted to raise money to refurbish the relative’s room in the ward so that it could become a relaxing and quiet place for relatives to retreat to while visiting the ward. She felt that she could raise monies to improve the facilities, to ease the stress of relatives spending days in this facility whist waiting for news regarding their loved ones.

Betty quickly raised £10,000 through concerts, ladies luncheon and a fashion show in the Templeton Templepatrick. This has enabled a complete refurbishment of the relatives room which is now equipped with a kitchenette, tea/coffee facilities, fold out beds, TV and books.

Betty recently visited the relative’s room to see how the money was spent, speaking during her visit she said: “I am delighted at the refurbishment; you walk through the door and feel uplifted straight away.”

Deputy Sister Cathy Nolan, Belfast Trust added: “We would like to thank Betty for her generosity; this room is really a lifeline for relatives who may be visiting the hospital day after day.”