Helen Lacey’s sponsored slim to thank hospital staff

Helen Lacey, right, is pictured at Curves gym with manager Jacquie Kent

Helen Lacey, right, is pictured at Curves gym with manager Jacquie Kent

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A THANKFUL mother has started a sponsored slim to raise money for Peterborough City Hospital which saved her son’s life over the Easter weekend.

Helen Lacey, 46, had to call an ambulance to her home near Stamford at about 11am on Saturday, April 7, when her son Alistair, 14, suffered a life-threatening asthma attack.

After being rushed to hospital Alistair was moved to the high dependency unit on the Amazon Children’s Ward in Peterborough where he stayed for three nights.

Adult literacy teacher Helen said: “Without the hospital he would not be here today.

“I am indebted to the resusc team at the hospital for saving his life.”

Alistair, a pupil at Prince William School in Oundle, also suffers from diabetes and is a regular visitor to the hospital which has “brought him back from the brink before”.

While on the ward he was visited by the play team which tries to improve children’s time in the hospital.

In the high dependency unit there are no televisions or forms of entertainment because the patients in there are often in too serious a condition to require them.

Helen was shocked to discover that a Playstation 3 games console, which the play team normally loans out to sick children, has gone missing.

As a thank you for the excellent care her son received Helen has decided to raise about £200 to replace it.

Helen’s goal is to lose a stone by June 18 with the help of Curve’s Gym in Stamford where a sponsorship form is being kept.