Family charity based in Whittlesey give £5,000 worth of medical equipment to help patients suffering pain

PUBLISHED: 19:29 26 April 2016

Whittlesey-based group No Gain No Pain UK

Whittlesey-based group No Gain No Pain UK


Specialist medical equipment worth more than £5,000 has been donated by a Whittlesey charity to help patients control pain.

No Gain No Pain UK has handed over four syringe drivers to the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) after holding several fundraising activities.

Syringe drivers help patients control when and how much medication they take to control pain and other symptoms.

Louise Nicholls, her husband, Lee, and their friend, Samantha Carter, launched their fundraising drive in January last year following the death of Louise’s father, David Jarrett, from cancer.

Louise said: “My dad was a businessman in Whittlesey who was fit and strong. He was always very active.

“But in the last few days of his life, he had difficulty getting a syringe driver immediately. He had to wait 24 hours, which may not seem long, but when someone you love is in pain, one minute is 60 seconds too long.

“So after his death we knew we wanted to do something to help others in a similar position.”

Lee added: “We were going to do a bike ride and then just buy one because a syringe driver costs £1,336. But when we told people what we were doing it really connected with them.

“People have been really kind and so far we’ve given four to CPFT’s integrated care team in Peterborough.”

Ingrid Randall, manager of the integrated care team in Peterborough for CPFT, which is made up of district nurses, mental health nurses, community matrons, occupational therapists, and physiotherapists, said: “We are incredibly grateful to Louise, Lee and Samantha for the syringe drivers they have given to us, and to all the people who have taken part in their event and donated to their cause.

“We have about 40 syringe drivers for patients in Peterborough. But ours is a large area, including Fenland, and some patients may need two at a time.

“Having these extra ones is really welcome and they will benefit a lot of people.”

No Gain No Pain UK are planning more fundraising activities. For details visit


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