Chemo worker with cancer gives back to Salisbury District Hospital

Chemo worker with cancer gives back to Salisbury District Hospital

Published by Jack Deery at 6:06am 14th October 2019.

Phil Blackman and his wife Abby have raised a 'significant amount' to support the ward he works on.

Phil Blackman, also known as 'Lippy', has worked at Salisbury District Hospital on the Pembroke Unit for 14 years. 

For many of those years, Phil was a chemotherapy worker helping those with cancer. 

In May of this year, one day after his birthday, Phil was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer

Phil Blackman
Phil has been helping cancer patients for a lot of his working life

FUNDRAISING

Now having his own experience of something he's been helping people with for years, Phil and his family decided to try and help out the Pembroke Unit and the Stars Appeal by raising a bit of money. 

They organised a fete in their home town of Wilton, which turned out to be a huge success. 

Through a raffle, tombola, BBQ and a number of the stalls, the Blackmans have so far managed to raise £3,681 for the charity. 

Phil and Abby say they're proud of the money raised and that it was important to stay positive in a tough time: 

They haven't yet organised another fundraising event, but they have been asked by lots of people to do another!

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