Varney hands over a cheque

Babington Hospital Memory Lane.
Babington Hospital Memory Lane.

A SMILING bunch pose with a bumper cheque for Belper’s Babington Hospital.

We are able to name a few of the people in our first picture this week.

Our sports editor Kev Miles and photographer Brian Eyre recognised former Belper Town chairman Phil Varney, who is lying down and pointing at the cheque.

At the back of the group, under the word April, is Phil’s wife Cyn Varney.

Also named by Kev and Brian are Dave Robinson, fourth from right, who is a Belper News correspondent, and Richard Kirkland, third from right, who used to work in advertising for the Belper News.

The cheque is for £1,035 and the date is April 26, 1989.

But how was the money raised? And what did it pay for? That looks like a mattress in the picture, so maybe it went towards some new beds?

Let us know by giving us a ring on 01773 514153.