Keith Thickett, who worked in Laboratory Medicine at the Northern General, sadly lost his battle against Prostate Cancer two years ago. Keith was a much-loved member of staff across Sheffield Hospitals and a keen triathlete in his spare time. Keith had helped to support and change many lives with his work in the field of respiratory medicine, particularly at Sheffield Children's Hospital. 

Many of his colleagues have rallied around to raise funds in his memory. As part of this Lisa England who also worked in Lab Meds, donated her daughter Beth England's shirt from the final of the European Women's Championship. The shirt recently raised over £1,440 at a Sheffield United fixture, with audiences in Platinum Suite learning about the devastating impact of prostate cancer and how it has affected people like Keith. 

At present South Yorkshire has one of the lower survival rates for Prostate Cancer than the rest of the UK. The funds raised will go towards prostate cancer research aimed to slow down or stop cancer spreading to the bones. The research will take place at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. 

Gareth Aston CEO for Sheffield Hospitals Charity said

“We are truly humbled by the way in which Keith's friends and colleagues have bonded togerther in his memory and it shows just how much he was loved. A massive thank you to them and to Beth for helping us kick start this potentially life changing research projedct. We look forward to remembering the legacy of Keith as part of the opening forour Secret Garden project at the Northern General Hospital in May.

Anyone interested in learning more about the project can do so here:

Prostate Cancer Appeal