Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Please take a moment to watch this video

If you haven't yet donated, please watch this video and understand more about why we support Great Ormond Street Hospital and the wonderful work they do for sufferers of Cystic Fibrosis. 

The cause has been selected because our Managing Director, Steve Rogan, is a keen supporter of Great Ormond Street Hospital, mainly because his nephew, Tom, suffers from Cystic Fibrosis and receives amazing care there.

You can help by making any size of donation - from £2 upwards - and support our efforts in participating in the Cambridge half-marathon, this Sunday. Please donate here.

Next week I will be telling you all about the race and also the training building up to the day, and how the experience can help people in their preparation to look for a new job.

However, lets spend some more time understanding Cystic Fibrosis. Please watch this video which was created in conjunction with the British Comedy Awards. It says it all really...

Tom was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, a life limiting illness, affecting the lungs and digestive system, when he was only 5 weeks old. 

This was a devastating blow to our family and we very quickly came to realise that life as we knew it, would never be quite the same again. As parents it seems incomprehensible that you will outlive your child, but that is the reality that we have had to come to terms with.

Throughout his young life, Tom has endured some very difficult times, battling with his illness. Treatment is very aggressive and lengthy stays in Great Ormond Street Hospital have become common. But throughout, Tom has remained positive, cheerful and never complains. He shows a maturity and acceptance of his condition, way beyond his years.

Tom is now almost 18 years old – as a parent I have seen milestones reached that I thought I would never see – school prom, trips to the Reading Festival and driving lessons – testament to the truly amazing care he has received from the team on the Respiratory Ward at Great Ormond Street.

In a world where money can buy almost anything, it will never buy me the one thing I want more than anything else – the health and long life of my child, but Great Ormond Street Hospital have given Tom the best possible chance of a life that will progress into adulthood. 

Please donate here.

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