Rifhat treks in memory of her father, Naseer Bhatti

Kind-hearted Australians have been raising funds for St Ann's on the other side of the world.

By News Team on February 18, 2020

They were touched by the story of retired bus driver Naseer Bhatti, from Levenshulme, Manchester, who died three weeks after he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.

His daughter Rifhat Jangir has raised £2,100 after completing the 7 Bridges Walk, a 28-mile loop around Sydney harbour close to where she lives.

She undertakes the charity trek each year and this time walked in memory of her father, raising funds for St Ann’s where he spent his final days in August.

Family, friends and work colleagues rallied round after learning about the care Naseer (72) received at the hospice in Heald Green, Cheshire.

Rifhat’s employers Advanced Buildings, commercial and insurance building and restoration specialists based in Australia, match-funded her appeal.

I can't thank St Ann's enough for the way they looked after us all. I'm from a big family and we were all made to feel welcome. Not once did they say there were too many people at my father's bedside. From the moment you walk through the door to be met by the volunteers on reception, to the specialist nursing and medical specialists, the care and consideration in that limited time was amazing. When my father was diagnosed with bile duct cancer, which affects one in 50,000 people, it came as a big shock. He loved swimming and travelling each year to Pakistan. My mum Tahira and the rest of our family want to thank everyone for their wonderful support. People who've never heard of St Ann's have been kindly donating, including my generous employers. Rifhat Jangir , Daughter of Naseer

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