Rough Runner for PICU

14.03.16 Categories: Staff stories

On Saturday 9 April 2016 a team of 7 nursing staff from Thomas Cook Children’s Critical Care will be taking part in Rough Runner, a 16K obstacle course, to raise vital funds for PICU. In 2014 13 nursing staff from PICU took on Tough Mudder, a gruelling 12-mile ultimate test of teamwork, raising around £3500 for children’s critical care.

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Damian Griffiths tells us why they're fundraising for King's College Hospital. 

'Our fundraising target is £1000, but we would love to smash this target in order to help more children and families on their journey to health.

Fundraising allows us to provide and replenish those little extras making a child and families experience more comfortable. For example providing DVD players for children in high dependency care where they are often bed bound is a simple way of providing distraction from boredom in between play and treatment.

King’s provides outstanding care to some of the sickest children in the country who often come from all over the UK in an emergency, leaving their personal belongings behind. On the road to recovery in and from intensive care we want to provide the little extras to encourage child development, play, fun and laughter which is crucial to help the recovery process.

It’s amazing what a difference simply playing Pepper Pig can make taking a child on a long ambulance transfer back to their local hospital. These small things are achievable with your donation.

If you would like to fundraise for Paediatric Intensive Care we welcome your support and can provide information on how you can help the children, young people and families in our care.'

You can donate to the ward online on their fundraising page. If you've been inspired, find out more about how you can support King's on our fundraising pages