Family of gran who died from coronavirus raise cash for NHS 'angels' at Chesterfield Royal Hospital
The family of a Staveley great grandmother who died after contracting coronavirus have pledged to raise cash for the NHS ‘angels’ who cared for her.
Mavis Blood was described as ‘kind’, ‘generous’ and a ‘superhero’ after her death at Chesterfield Royal Hospital last week aged 74.
Her family say they have been ‘overwhelmed’ by the reaction from the community since Mavis’ death and have launched an online bid to raise cash for the team at the Royal who ‘could not have done more’.
Granddaughter Ellen-Rose Chapman said the nurses who cared for Mavis were ‘living angels’ and has asked people to donate money to the NHS, as well as the British Heart Foundation, in lieu of flowers at the funeral on May 15.
The family said: “Mavis loved the British Heart Foundation it was a charity so very close to her heart. Any donation will go towards their amazing research.
“Also the NHS at Chesterfield Royal Hospital who held her hand and stayed with her until she passed away so she wasn’t alone. You are all living angels and this will be a small token of our appreciation for your care for Mavis.”
A spokesperson for Chesterfield Royal Hospital said the family had made a ‘thoughtful and selfless gesture’.
Mavis was admitted to the hospital with severe pneumonia and died within 48 hours on Tuesday, April 7, with the cause of death being Covid-19.
To make a donation, visit the GoFundMe page set up by the family here