Christmas came a week early for staff and patients at the Nottingham Children’s Hospital thanks to a fundraising event supported by George Square Financial Management.
Our sponsorship of the first ever Lois Harnett Ball held at Blotts Country Club, Holme Pierrepont, which raised a huge £25,000, helped to buy equipment and items for ward D34 at Nottingham Children’s Hospital at Queen’s Medical Centre to help ease the long stays for parents with their poorly children.
Managing Director, George Goward, and financial adviser, Greg Hill visited the children’s ward at the QMC with Lois Harnett Ball trustees, Claudine Irwin and Suzanne Bowery, to present the gifts purchased with the funds.
These included TVs, reclining chairs, fibre optics, wall art, kitchen items, wheelchairs and other specialist equipment which were presented to hospital staff and patients on the Ward, as well as Lois Harnett, who is a relative of a client of George Square.
Lois has been a regular patient at the QMC over the last 19 years, after being born with a virus which left her both mentally and physically disabled. She has now returned home to begin her rehabilitation but has spent the last 18 months living at the hospital with her mum, Yvonne. Their experience of long hospital stays has highlighted the need for basic facilities such as kitchen facilities and comfortable seating for relatives of unwell children to use, as well as the specialist equipment required for at home rehabilitation.
George Goward said: “We were honoured to have been headline sponsor of the Lois Harnett Ball and delighted that the event raised such a fantastic amount to help Lois and patients on ward D34.
“It is heart-warming to know that Lois will have a better quality of life as a result of the funds and that they will help to improve the experience for the children and parents staying at the hospital.”
Alison Price, Play Specialist at Nottingham Children’s Hospital said: “We really appreciate the donations of gifts and equipment for children on the ward. These kind donations will help improve the experience of children and parents on the ward.”