A MUM whose family helped collect money for a hospital caring for her poorly son has landed her dream fundraising job.
Lisa Humphreys, from Altrincham who has been visiting the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital for five years, landed the job after she impressed bosses with her passion and experience that they offered her a role with the charity's community fundraising team.
It was in 2009 that Lisa first started noticing something wasn’t right with her two year old son Josh, who he was unable to walk and shook when he ate.
After taking him to see a consultant, Josh was diagnosed as having a brain tumour and had his first operation at the hospital on New Year’s Eve 2009.
Following numerous other surgeries, Lisa spent much of her much of her time on the ward, by the bedside of her poorly son.
It was Lisa’s mum Maz and her friend Carol who first started fundraising the charity and for ward 84, the children’s oncology ward where Josh was a patient.
As Josh started to get better, Lisa considered a career move. She was looking for a new challenge and wanted to work for a cause close to her heart.
Lisa said: “This job is perfect as I really wanted to work for a charity which has a close connection to Josh. It’s lovely being able to see other mums and dads raising money, parents who have been through similar situations to mine. One month in and I’m loving every moment of it.
“Josh loves that I now work at the hospital where he spent much time, he always wants to come and visit me at work. He thinks his mum has the best job in the world.”
Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity raises funds to ensure continued excellence in treatment, care and research at the hospital – improving the lives of thousands of children each year across the North West.