Fundraising campaign in memory of Cottenham firefighter Danny Granger will pay for iPads at Addenbrooke’s ICU
A fundraising campaign in memory of Cottenham firefighter Danny Granger will help buy iPads for the intensive care unit at Addenbrooke’s so families can communicate with patients.
Danny, 52, died after a four-week battle with Covid-19 on Thursday, February 11.
He was described as the “life and soul of the station”, where he was an on-call firefighter for nearly 22 years.
Now Matt Scruby, a close friend and colleague at Cottenham fire station, has set up the GoFundMe campaign on behalf of Danny’s family.
Matt explained: “Danny received the best care at Addenbrooke’s intensive care unit. The doctors and nurses were amazing and so compassionate.
“The current restrictions in place due to Covid mean that families cannot visit loved ones in the hospital so they had to rely on the nurses video-calling so they could see and speak to them. However the hospital struggles with enough iPads so nurses were kindly using their own phones.
“Danny’s mother and sister would like to raise enough money to buy several iPads for the hospital to help others see and speak to patients in the unit.
“Danny was always doing things for other people and we think he would feel really proud to know that he will be continuing to help others in this way.”
The initial target of £1,200 has already been smashed, with more than £2,500 raised by Wednesday afternoon to help buy the iPads and holders.
On Sunday, there was a socially-distanced round of applause outside the station from colleagues and friends in memory of Danny.
The Go Fund Me page can be found at https://gofund.me/4c900e7f