Hull Trains has donated dozens of boxes of squash to Castle Hill Hospital following appeals by the Queen’s Centre Radiotherapy Department last week.

The Castle Hill team appealed for squash to help with the treatment of patients with cancer with prostate, bowel and certain types of gynaecological cancers as it helps to fill the bladder and lift it away from the target area.

The department sees more than 170 patients every day, with the donations helping to offer a better experience for patients undergoing treatment than just drinking plain water. As more than a litre is needed in a short space of time, many were struggling to drink as much water.

The Hull Trains team were determined to help after the appeal last week and have worked closely with suppliers to donate cases of fruit squash to the Radiology team at the Queen’s Centre.

Louise Cheeseman, Managing Director for Hull Trains, said: “Hull Trains is dedicated to supporting initiatives throughout the city. We’re a train operator with our community at heart and we know that many people from the city will use our services at some point in time.

“Many of our team saw the appeal and wanted to do something that would make a sizeable difference for the patients undergoing treatment and help the Castle Hill team as much as we can.

“Hull and East Yorkshire is our heartland and where we can help to support our local community, we will do so.”

Hull Trains also works with other organisations in the area, such as Hull Children’s University, in which Hull Trains works closely with the team there to provide schools with travel down to London to visit museums and national landmarks.

Posted: 12/09/2018 Tags: General
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