Over £3,000 raised in 'The Southend Rudolph Run' for medical teams who cared for his wife

Over £3,000 raised in 'The Southend Rudolph Run' for medical teams who cared for his wife

Last month Matt Mcgorry took part in ‘The Southend Rudolph Run’, a popular festive 5 mile run fundraiser along the Promenade. Matt decided to run for King George and Queen’s Hospitals Charity after the amazing care his wife Rosie received at Queen’s Hospital.

Matt and friend

In October 2022, Rosie was involved in a football accident, and was cared for by our Sahara B Ward and Neurosciences Therapy Team.

Matt said: “Rosie’s fortitude is what’s driving her on, but nothing could have been achieved without the expertise, care and selflessness of the team.”

Rosie had a major surgery and was given a 2% chance of being able to walk again. Since then, she has overcome every challenge faced and is recovering extremely well.

Matt adds: “Donate whatever you can to this amazing hospital and help them give the same opportunities to other patients who are going through and will go through what Rosie is tackling.”

Due to Matt’s dedication and the support he received, over £3,000 was raised! As requested, funds raised will go to the wards who cared for Rosie.

Rosie and Matt

Rosie said “The Physio Team on Sahara B are incredible. Some of the most skilled, amazing, kind and funny people I have met. It’s been a privilege to be their patient.” Huge well done to Matt, Rosie and our staff for all your phenomenal hard work!

A magical Christmas party for children in hospital

Christmas party with a child

On Saturday 10th December, we welcomed children cared for in our hospital to a magical Christmas party, kick starting the Christmas celebrations. The party took place in the afternoon at Queen's Hospital, in The Education Centre.

We decided to spread joy this Christmas, with a well-deserved treat for those who have been cared for in our hospitals, including those from asthma, diabetes, haemoglobinopathy and homecare departments. The children had a chance to spend time together away from the hospital wards and focused solely on having Christmas fun! The party was funded by donations made at the charity’s annual Christmas ball in November 2022.

Activities included arts and crafts and face painting. Enertainment was provided by the much-loved Jelly Jade and Skittleman. Lunch was provided and each child received a jolly snowman box of goodies.

Each child was gifted with a special present , followed by a magical story from Santa himself. Parents were also able to join in on the fun, mingling with each other and enjoying mince pies. 

Sherih Abdur from Harrow Hill, Romford.  Mum of Sanvi Mohammad, age 8.  Sanvi was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 3 months ago.

Sherih said, “Sanvi has been having such a good time.  He particularly loves his balloon from Jelly Jade and meeting Santa was a highlight”.

Santa and boy

Santa and child

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