Family of Mark Hagerty from Elm donate funeral gifts to Queen Elizabeth and North Cambs hospitals

Patricia Hagerty is pictured presenting a poem to nurse Verity Connolly. Picture: Victoria Fear

Patricia Hagerty is pictured presenting a poem to nurse Verity Connolly. Picture: Victoria Fear - Credit: Archant

The family of a popular man from Elm have donated more than £1,000 to the two hospitals which cared for him.

Lighting surveyor Mark Hagerty, 58, had been treated at the Queen Elizabeth and North Cambs Hospitals before losing his battle to cancer in November last year. His wife Patricia and their sons Ben and Mitchell have raised £1,140 to be divided between the two hospital's cancer centres after receiving donations at Mr Hagerty's funeral service. Mrs Hagerty has also presented the hospitals with a copy of the Wave, a poem written by her husband.

She said: 'I wanted to donate a copy of the poem to both hospitals as Mark was treated at both and the staff were lovely to him.

'I am going to raise even more money by completing Race for Life and the Colour Run.'

Mrs Hagerty, who runs with her dogs Roxy and Dotty, has presented a copy of the poem to nurse Verity Connolly.


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