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"Loyal to the Royal" - a tribute to one of our finest fundraisers

Sudesh raising fundsOne of the Royal Liverpool University Hospital’s amazing volunteer fundraisers, Sudesh Khurana, who raised an impressive £134,320 over 10 years, sadly passed away on Friday 21 April.

Sudesh began raising funds for The Linda McCartney Centre in 2002, and was a flamboyant character brightening up the Royal wearing his immaculate white suit and a pink or gold cowboy hat.

He was loyal to the Royal (which was one of his mottos) until the end as he passed away in the hospital, a place he loved to be.

Volunteering for us for many years he raised money in a number of ways, including shaking a tin in Central Station, Lime Street Station and St John’s Precinct every weekend.

R Charity’s community fundraiser, Angela McShane, said:

"When we started selling scratch cards in the Royal we knew he would be the ideal person for the role, so we set him up with a little stand and a disco ball and he did the rest! With his motto of “buy them, try them, scratch ‘em, match ‘em” he was well known around the hospital by staff and patients. His wonderful character even gained him a mention on Radio City as he was seen every day on Edge Lane with his suitcase getting a cab into work."

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“Unfortunately, he was forced to retire in 2012 due to ill health but he raised a remarkable total of £134,320 throughout his time here.”

Sudesh’s funeral took place on Thursday 4 May at Springwood Crematorium at 12pm and any donations were made to The Linda McCartney Centre at the family’s request.