Monday, 14 April 2014

You’ve seen the shoes and it is me who is going to fill them! Now find out why…

A while ago, Steve Rogan, the Managing Director of Pinnacle Consulting mentioned to me that he’d like to raise funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital, as his nephew, who suffers from Cystic Fibrosis, receives amazing care there. 

It is a very special and personal cause for Steve and being responsible for marketing at Pinnacle, I felt that I should start thinking of how we could help ensure this cause receives as much publicity as possible. You can find out more below, but this is just the start of a number of postings on our efforts. We have many interesting ways planned for you to help our efforts and there will be many ways in which we can help you in return.

Donate here

How I'm going to raise money?
Now, I am not a particularly fit individual, having not really taken part in physical exercise for over 20 years, but I have decided to take part in our local half-marathon in Cambridge in March 2015 will be keeping you informed of my progress and to share in my pain and fun!

By doing this, I can help highlight the cause over a prolonged period of time and by putting myself through just a minute fraction of the pain and effort that the young people who suffer from Cystic Fibrosis do, it will help to bring home how brave those are with the disease and how much time and energy it consumes for those who suffer and their families.  In short, I feel I need to work hard for your support.

My target is £5000. This will take some effort to achieve, so any size of donation is most welcome.

There will be many ways for you to show your support
I look forward to keeping you informed, encouraging you to get involved and also educating you further on Cystic Fibrosis. There will be many ways both companies and individuals can get involved and show their support. Keep and eye out on our social media pages for more information in the coming weeks.

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How your money will help
Tom, Steve's nephew receives incredible care at GOSH and spends much of his time in the Badger Ward. 

Currently, Badger Ward (the respiratory ward) has 13 beds on it and they are devoted to the care of children and young people with complex respiratory conditions. Badger Ward has witnessed an amazing change in the care of these patients – many would not have survived 10 years ago.

Many children spend a significant number of months on Badger Ward and many come back repeatedly throughout their lives– for them it is crucial to have a much improved clinical environment. Badger Ward, which was fine 10 years ago, is now starting to slip behind.

More and more technology is being used to keep children like Tom alive - but this equipment needs space to be stored and space to be operated properly. Parents need space to be able to sleep with their children – presently there is not enough space for them to be able to do just this.

Donate here now

All monies raised will be going to towards the funding of the new respiratory ward.

Thank you.

Chris Atkinson

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