Young fundraiser rides over half the Birmingham Velo!
This week we received a donation from young fundraiser Oliver Giles whose Grandad has been cared for by the ROH for many years. Oliver’s Grandad is supported by the Trust for Bone Cancer (Sarcoma); he has been an inpatient many times and also visits us regularly for outpatient appointments. Oliver, just 10 years old has seen first-hand the support ROH has given to help keep his Grandad mobile over the years and wanted to do something to say thank you.
Oliver and his father rode an incredible 60 miles across their home town in order to raise money for our cause. Its safe to say Oliver and David were both exhausted after but most definitely felt it was all worthwhile.
Derek and his wife Sandra who have been a long term supporters of the Trust, shared this story in order to hopefully inspire others to keep fundraising throughout this time.
The family decided to contribute these funds towards our new Patient Entertainment System which will enable patients to be video call loved ones. This is something Derek feels passionately about after saying himself in hospital many times and his family being so far away. We are hoping to have the system installed before Christmas, in order for patients to enjoy the service over the Christmas Holidays.