Fundraising page opened after tragic death of King's Lynn physiotherapist
Fundraisers donated over £2000 to Lynn's Queen Elizabeth Hospital in memory of a physiotherapist who died in October following an 18-month battle with cancer.
Hollie Hilton's beloved career as a senior physiotherapist treating QEH staff was cut short when she had a seizure at work in March 2019. She was diagnosed with a brain tumour and given just 18 months to live.
Gemma Britton, who knew Hollie for 20 years and who helped to organise the fundraising, said: “Hollie absolutely loved being a physio, it was her calling, and she felt so strongly about her work, always going above and beyond, often leaving late to care for her patients. She loved working at the QEH too and missed it so much when illness meant she had to stop.”
After her diagnosis, Hollie undertook 18 months of radiotherapy, chemotherapy and even took part in a trial at UCL in London.
When Hollie died age 40, on October 4, her friends and family decided to raise funds for the QEH department in her memory by launching a Go Fund Me page. Ms Britton joined forces with Hollie's siblings, Gemma and Oliver Hilton who were determined for something positive to be done in Hollie's memory.
Oliver said: “Hollie never gave up hope and would be an inspiration to us all. COVID added to the difficulty of seeing family and friends but Hol just powered through. I'm so proud of how strong she was and can't even describe the pain and suffering she had to endure. And now, even after she is no longer with us, she will still make a difference for others through the money raised.”
You can donate in memory of Hollie here: https://bit.ly/3jq4RHj