Fundraising for RWT in Memory of Birmingham Doorman
Date of release: 1 March 2021
Family and friends have made a donation to The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust in memory of their former colleague Leroy Winston Spencer, where he was treated after a heart attack.
Leroy, from Halesowen, worked as a doorman at Bobby Brown’s Club in Birmingham for 16 years. When hearing of Leroy’s passing at age 60, former colleagues and customers of the club joined a private Facebook page dedicated to him. Clare Atkins, 49, from Sheldon then organised a collection in Leroy’s name.
The group raised £500 via a JustGiving page and decided along with the family that they would like part of this to be used towards planting a tree in memory of Leroy. The rest was used to make care packs for staff at New Cross Hospital. The care packs contained items such as skincare and sweet treats, which friend Jane Thomas-Wright helped to source. Clare and her children put the packs together at home in bright coloured bags and included a message in memory of Leroy. Stephen Richards and Alan Hind who worked as doormen with Leroy, visited New Cross Hospital to present the donations.
Clare said: “Leroy was well known, and a well-liked employee. Everyone who knew him from Bobby Brown’s has been commenting and remembering times shared with him.
“We decided that we wanted to give directly to the people who care to show our appreciation by giving staff items they could use to pamper themselves and have a break.”
Rachel Robinson, Community and Events Fundraiser of The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Charity, said: “Thank you to Leroy’s family and friends for wanting to make donations to our staff using their collection. These have been gratefully received.”
Notes to Editor
Press release issued by the Communications team. For more information contact the team on 01902 695884