OUR FUNDRAISING PROJECTS:
The Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust is the largest specialist heart and lung centre in the UK, treating patients from across the country. Money raised through the Charity sponsors pioneering research which helps to understand the causes of these diseases and develop new treatments
The Brompton Fountain was born from a need and desire on the part of the hospital and families to improve parent involvement with patient care. A meeting in November 2003, organised by the hospital, brought together staff and parents to discuss how better to improve the experience for paediatric patients and their families. Geoff Baldwin, the deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees, who attended and facilitated much of the crucial meeting, said:
"As a result of this, a group of parents, including myself, went on to found The Brompton Fountain. I am very proud to have been involved with establishing this charity and to have had the privilege of working with the other parents and staff trustees."
The following objectives are central to the ongoing strategy.
- To provide information for parents and families of children undergoing treatment within the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust.
- To provide a support network for parents and families of children undergoing treatment within the Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust.
- To help ensure a comfortable and relaxing environment for families whilst their child is receiving care as an inpatient in the Royal Brompton Hospital.
- To act as advocates for parents and families of children undergoing treatment within the Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust.
Friends of the Royal Brompton exists to support the work of the largest specialist heart and lung centre in the UK. They fundraise to provide equipment and extra help for patients, their families and the nursing staff. The League of Friends is an independent charity that raises funds for projects around the hospital. It is staffed entirely by volunteers and, as well as raising funds, they run various services in the hospital.
The Friends have been supporting the hospital's work since the 1960s and some
volunteers have given time to them throughout the intervening decades. I want this wensite to support the charity as much as possible as it was a great help and comfort to us in the 5 months we spent at the Brompton.
FOR THE PARENTS
This section is not an official charity. If my website and fundraising is successful I would like to split donations four ways, between the three Brompton charities above and then I would like to use donations to create a nicer enviroment for parents in the parents room in PICU in memory of Ava-louise. How the money is split will be a decision of the hospital, the money will go where it is needed the most. I made many friends during my time in the Brompton, sharing experience and knowledge helps. I would often find myself in the parents room, and I would just like to help make this a better place for families to be. I would also, over time, like to create a parents page which would be a forum for parents and families a like to talk about their children, sharing their experiences. I want this website to be a place where parents feel they have support, that isn 'normal' therepy but helps.
CAN YOU HELP??
If you would like to get involved, either by helping to organise a fundraising event, no matter how big or small, please do contact me through the contact page.
I would love to hear from anyone that can help with anything that will either make this website better, help raise money and ultimately raise awareness for a hospital that publicly doesnt get anywhere near the credit that they deserve.
I do hope to hear from you soon.