Cheque For Hope House And Severn Hospice
"We have to thank Micky for donating the tickets and it is great to see that the money raised will make a difference to the two local hospices."Shrewsbury Town in the Community manager Jamie Edwards said: "We must thank Micky for the donation, it is hugely appreciated that he has given up his tickets for the game to raise money for the hospice.
"The money will be put towards portable computers so that our clinical nurse specialists can stay better connected when they're out visiting patients in their own homes, so it will make a big difference to the way the nurses are able to work.
"Four out of Five of our patients are now cared for in their own homes, so our clinical nurse specialists drive around the county visiting our patients and after each visit they are required to return the patient notes to the hospice before making their next visit.
"We have recently had a new patient database installed which means with these new tablets the clinical nurse specialists will be able to carry all of their patient notes with them in a safe and secure manner and attend more visits for longer with them not having to return each set of notes to the hospice."
Mike Perry, community fundraising advisor for Severn Hospice, said:
"Everyone at Hope House is so grateful to Micky for raising £550 when auctioning off the Man Utd tickets and the manager's matchday experience. The money is going to be used towards replacing a piece of equipment that is vital to many of children that visit Hope House." Lynsey Kilvert, fundraiser for Hope House Children's Hospice, said:
Micky and striker Andy Mangan visited Hope House on Thursday afternoon to present the cheque and spend time with the children at the hospice.
The winning bid of £1,100 from Martin Leake meant £550 went to each hospice.
Ahead of Town's Emirates FA Cup clash with Manchester United in February, Micky kindly donated two tickets for a manager's matchday experience with the money raised being split equally between the two hospices.
Local hospices Severn Hospice and Hope House Children's Hospice were delighted to accept the money raised from two tickets donated by Shrewsbury Town manager Micky Mellon on Thursday afternoon.