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Andy's cycling feat leads to support for Fracture Clinic


Some of the youngest patients at West Suffolk Hospital will benefit from a silent paediatric saw thanks to the fundraising of a local managing director.

Andy Manning only took up cycling six months before taking his place among 24,000 cyclists at last year’s Prudential RideLondon.

But his hard work and determination all proved worthwhile after the money he donated to West Suffolk Hospital led to a new paediatric silent saw being purchased for the fracture clinic.

The silent saw will ease any concerns children might feel when having their cast removed.

Andy, who lives in Haughley and also supported Prostate Cancer UK with his fundraising, recently visited the hospital to present them with a piece of equipment that will make a massive difference to many young patients.

Andy, 52, the managing director of Langham Pensions and Investments, said: “I wanted to raise money for something local and something we all have a connection with and the Hospital was a perfect fit.

“I can tell this piece of equipment will make a massive difference straight away and I am delighted that my fundraising has been put to such good use. I would like to thank everyone who sponsored me.”

Shelley Jarrod, senior orthopaedic practitioner, said the saw will also be a massive benefit when caring for babies and children with autism.

She said: “We cannot thank Andy enough for supporting the fracture clinic in this way. 

“We find some children are scared by the noise of our existing casting saw when they are having their cast taken off. This can also mean an ordeal for the parents so this silent saw will make a big difference from day one.”


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