Our dedicated ward for children, Rudham, has received a tremendous financial boost of £3,440.
It was the proceeds of a ball held at Tilney St Lawrence Village Hall in April and organised by friends and family of Kieran Mills, a seven-year-old being treated at QEH for a blood disorder.
Added to the £1,371 raised for our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit by an afternoon tea event in November last year, it means family and friends have now handed over almost £5,000 to QEH.
The events were jointly organised by sisters Danielle Day and Rachel Hammond (cousins of Kieran’s mum Emily) and family friend Julie Belding.
Danielle said: “It was a lot of hard work but all worth it. We had more than 70 raffle prizes and we’d like to thank all the local companies that donated them.”
Kieran was diagnosed with his issue at 12 weeks and has undergone weekly treatment since. He has undergone about 70 blood transfusions and is now on steroids. The family has been buoyed by the news that his four-year-old sister, Poppy, is a bone marrow match, which could enable a different route of treatment in the future.
Laurence Morlaàs, fundraising executive for The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust, said: “It’s wonderful to see how the family has come together to support the ward where Kieran is being looked after. We’re very grateful to Danielle, Rachel and Julie for having raised nearly £5,000 – a remarkable achievement.”
Photo caption: Front – Kieran Mills (7) with Rachel Hammond and Danielle Day holding Poppy (4); back – dad Craig Mills, staff nurse Claire Woodhouse, health play specialist Mandy Calvert, Rudham Ward sister and oncology nurse Sally Butlin, and mum Emily Mills.
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