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STAGECOACH EAST MIDLANDS DONATES SWEETS TO HOSPITAL FOLLOWING DRIVERS CANCER TREATMENT

29 Oct 2019

Castle Hill DonationOne inspiring Stagecoach driver recently visited the Castle Hill Hospital in Hull to deliver a bounty of sweets to their chemotherapy and radiotherapy departments.

Mark Hill, who has been working as a driver for us in Hull since December 2018, recently underwent chemotherapy and radiotherapy at the hospital after he was diagnosed with lung cancer earlier this year. 

During two rounds of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, Mark experienced many side effects including fatigue, weight-loss and an unpleasant metallic taste left in his mouth by the medication. Mark was given boiled sweets to help take away the aftertaste and make the treatment more tolerable. 

Following Mark’s treatment, we were delighted to welcome him back earlier this month. However, he was keen to give something back to the hospital and so, along with our help Mark arranged for a large batch of 10,000 sweets from John Bull Rock in Bridlington to be donated to the hospital. 



Mark visited Castle Hill Hospital in Hull on Friday 18th October to present his doctors and nurses with the 55kg of boiled sweets. He was also joined by representatives from the charity WISHH, who organise fundraising for the chemotherapy and radiotherapy teams. The touching gesture was Mark’s way of saying thank you to the amazing team at Castle Hill Hospital and help them continue to make a difference to the patients they care for.


Mark said: “During my time at the hospital, boiled sweets really helped to reduce the horrible aftertaste of the treatment and so I wanted to give back to the department to help make other people’s experience of the treatment a little easier. I want to say a big thank you to all the fantastic staff at Castle Hill for their brilliant care and also to Kerry Ryan my Operations Manager and all my other colleagues at the Stagecoach Hull depot for their amazing support throughout my treatment and return to work.”