Medics bowled over by cricketers’ winning total

Pictured at the handover of the cheque (left to right) are: Kevin Freeman, Senior Chief Clinical Physiologist, with a sample Pulse Oximeter, and Tim Hawkins.
Pictured at the handover of the cheque (left to right) are: Kevin Freeman, Senior Chief Clinical Physiologist, with a sample Pulse Oximeter, and Tim Hawkins.
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HOWZAT for a boost for a medical charity?

Hospital bosses were bowled over by the generosity of Doncaster’s cricketing community when officials from one of the borough’s leagues turned up with a £500 cheque.

Tim Hawkins, chairman of the Doncaster Infirmary Cricket League, presented the money to staff at the Doncaster Royal Infirmary’s Cardio Respiratory Department.

The donation will go towards the cost of a piece of medical oxygen monitoring equipment known as a Health Pulse Oximeter 300i, which will be used in the department in the South Block of the hospital.

The Cricket League was originally formed in the 1920s for hospital staff to play cricket on the hospital grounds at both the DRI and at St Catherine’s Hospital, Tickhill Road.

It is a non-profit organisation and, with the funds that are accumulated, members make regular donations to different departments and wards in the hospital.