19 May 2017

Patient raises £3,000 for specialist hospital department that treated him for cancer

A patient has raised £3,000 for the specialist hospital department which has treated him for cancer for the last six years.

Peter Shone, 67, of Barnsley, raised the money for Sheffield Hospitals Charity as a thank you for the treatment he has received at the Endocrine Unit at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital. He visited the department to meet staff and present the cheque.

The department is a European Neuroendocrine Tumour Society Centre of Excellence, and has been treating Peter for neuroendocrine tumours. The tumours develop in the cells of the system that produces hormones and releases them into the bloodstream.

He has had four operations to remove tumours from his arm, and investigations and a further operation to locate and remove the primary tumour from his pancreas.

Peter, a keen golfer, raised the money by holding events at Silkstone Golf Club.

He said: “I wanted to say thank you for the hard work and effort the team have put in to try and find the source of my problems, and to highlight the work of the department, which has culminated in the operation to remove the tumour from my pancreas.

“The members of the golf club have been very generous with their support, and it was humbling to see so many people at the cheque presentation.”

Endocrinology Consultant Dr Alia Munir said: “Peter is an inspiration and it is great to see him doing so well and back as captain of his golf team. All the staff were delighted to see him again.

“He has been extremely generous to raise this money for the department, and we are very grateful to him for his efforts.”


Photo: Peter Shone (front centre) presents the cheque to the Endocrine Unit team at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital

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