Local Community Group, Friends of Sinfin Moor Park, Raises Hundreds for the Nightingale Macmillan Unit

The Friends of Sinfin Moor Park, a dedicated local community group in Derby, has successfully raised hundreds of pounds in support of the Nightingale Macmillan Unit which is situated at the Royal Derby Hospital. Led by Chairman Colin Attenborough, the group has been actively involved in supporting the community, nature reserve and park.

The community café, operated by the Friends group, has been at the heart of the community since it was set up by Colin in 2012. Recently, the Pavilion at the park was renamed in honour of Colin Attenborough, who affectionately refers to it as his second home. The café team at the Pavilion raised an impressive £556.30, with an additional £810 raised at an event organised by Colin’s friends and family.

Colin’s commitment to Sinfin Moor Park spans over a decade, with significant achievements including the establishment of Jubilee Wood in 2012 and the introduction of Eric and Ernie, the park’s beloved highland cattle. His visionary leadership has steered numerous projects, contributing to the park’s growth and vibrancy over the past 15 years.

Jill Matthews, Chief Officer at the Derby and Burton Hospitals Charity, commended the Friends of Sinfin Moor Park for their invaluable contribution to the Nightingale Macmillan Unit. Jill said: “I’d like to express my sincere thanks to Colin, the Friends of Sinfin Moor Park, the local community and everyone involved in raising funds for our charity.  Every penny will go to the Nightingale Macmillan Unit which provides specialised palliative care to patients with progressive illnesses, offering comfort and support in their time of need.  This donation will make a huge difference to patients and we are truly grateful.”

Colin’s decision to direct the funds towards the Nightingale Macmillan Unit reflects his commitment to making a tangible difference in the lives of those in need. Colin said:       

” My friends and family held a wonderful event for me.  People came from all over and raised hundreds of pounds. Further fundraising then took place at the pavilion cafe – it was wonderful!   I didn’t even have to think about who I wanted the donation to go to – I knew I wanted it to go to the Nightingale Macmillan Unit as they do such a wonderful job and it’s right on our doorstep.”

To make a donation to Derby and Burton Hospitals Charity, please visit www. dbhc.org.uk/donate

Photos attached: Colin Attenborough and the Friends of Sinfin Moor Park present cheques to Janet Sanders, Derby and Burton Hospitals Charity

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