Fundraisers support oncology family room.

Fundraisers Victoria, Alex, Andy, James, Abi & Poppy, have been fundraising to support The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Ward 3 Family room, which offers a safe space for families, to convene during an oncology stay. Ward 3 is currently known as the oncology ward at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital and often means patients stay for some time, both pre and post-surgery. The ward supports biopsies, complex surgery and amputation surgery, meaning a range of care is provided and needed within this space.

Victoria contacted the Trust after the passing of her mother this summer. Both her and her family wanted to commemorate the care she received at the hospital and give back to the ward where she stayed before her passing.

“Our courageous Mum Jacquie lost her battle with cancer on Tuesday 5th September 2023. Mum had surgery at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital as part of her treatment. Mum never made it home, and remained in their care for several weeks.

The care and love Mum received from all the staff at ROH was of great comfort to us. In Mum‘s memory instead of flowers at her service, we asked for donations for the family room on Ward 3 at the ROH. This place was a sanctuary for us, where we could go and have a peaceful moment.

We noticed whilst in there that the room could do with some more computer games/board games/ craft activities and toys. The funds we raise will buy these items for the family room, so other families can have sanctuary and also entertain their little ones when supporting a loved one receiving care” Victoria

Victoria and her family raised over £900 through their Crowdfunding page earlier this year. These funds were used to purchase items for the family room for families to enjoy within Ward 3 (oncology ward).

Items include but are not limited to:

  • Board games
  • Games and colouring books for items for younger siblings to make use of
  • Interactive games that can be played by all ages.

We cannot thank Victoria and her family enough for their generosity. This will make a difference to many people’s hospital experience, not only for the patient on the ward but for the family who visit them for the days or weeks they stay with us.

“Ward 3 are very thankful for these kind donations, we are sure they will provide a source of entertainment and/or distraction for all our patients and relatives that need to use our day room for either a quiet space or for families to spend time together whilst their relative is an inpatient” Natalie – Ward 3 Ward Manager

If you would like to fundraise in memory just like Victoria, contact the Charity team on or 0121 685 4379 and we will ensure you and your family are supported throughout the fundraising process.

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