We’d like to say a big thank you to the family and friends of Billy Holmes, former landlord of the Dolphin Hotel pub, for their generous donation of £1170.69, in his memory, to Derriford Hospital’s Crownhill ward.
William Holmes, known to everyone as ‘Billy’, ran the Dolphin on the Barbican for almost 40 years, and was a regular fundraiser for Derriford Hospital and other local charities. In particular in 2005, he abseiled from the hospital roof and raised an impressive £5,000.
“Billy was a patient on both Tavy and Crownhill wards and a great friend to us,” explains Joe Rahamim, Consultant Thoracic and Oesophageal Surgeon. “He was a very nice man, who devoted himself to a number of charitable causes and was well loved by everyone.”
Sadly, Billy passed away suddenly in May earlier this year. His family and friends decided to raise money for Crownhill ward in lieu of flowers and with a collection at his funeral.
“We’d all like to say a big thank you to Billy’s family and in particular, his daughter Teresa and niece Michelle, who organised the donation,” adds Joe. “It was incredibly kind for them to remember us at this difficult time.”
To find out more about raising money for University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, please visit https://www.plymouthhospitals.nhs.uk/fundraising