03 December 2012
Children’s cancer ward appeal target smashed
An appeal to raise money for a cancer ward at Nottingham
Children's Hospital has smashed its target - reaching almost THREE
TIMES the original total.
The 'Give it Up' appeal by radio station Gem 106 asked listeners
to give something up for just one day, and donate the money to ward
E38 throughout November. A target of £25,000 was set - but
following a live broadcast from the Queen's Medical Centre by
breakfast presenters Sam and Amy on Friday, the appeal finished at
The Gem 106 appeal is part of a wider campaign, run by
Nottingham Hospitals Charity, to improve facilities on the ward.
The appeal aims to provide family focused, comfortable facilities
which are welcoming and will allow families to maintain some
normality in their lives, such as a dining kitchen and comfortable
beds for parents to sleep on.
Angela Horsley, Clinical Lead for the
Nottingham Children's Hospital, said: "To raise nearly £75,000 in a
month is truly remarkable. Thank you to Gem 106 and their listeners
who have shown real generosity and kindness.
"We are a leading regional centre for cancer, providing high
quality care. This money will now allow us to bring the ward
environment up to those same high standards."
Mike Newman, Programme Director for Gem 106, said: "We are
overwhelmed by the response we received from our listeners for the
Give it Up appeal. We've heard so many great stories of what
listeners have been giving up and we can't thank them enough. The
money raised will help transform the ward and put a smile on so
many children's faces."
Children's Cancer Ward Appeal
To find out more about the children's cancer ward appeal, call
Nottingham Hospitals Charity on 0115 962 7905 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can
also donate online at www.nottinghamhospitalscharity.org.uk.
You can also donate to the Children's Cancer Ward Appeal via
text message, by texting 'NUHC14' and your chosen amount of £1, £2,
£5 or £10 and sending it to 70070.