AUTHOR VIDUR DINDAYAL visited St George’s Hospital this week to present a charitable donation to the Chairman. Mr Dindayal, a Streatham resident for 40 years, has donated the proceeds from his first book to benefit children at the Tooting hospital.

Mr Dindayal’s book, Guyanese Achievers UK, catalogues the biographies of successful Guyanese people living in Britain who have broken down barriers, succeeded in serving their community and made their mark in society, varying from the services, professions, community and religious work, sport, music, the arts and literature.

The donation will go towards a very specific piece of equipment – a Ruth Griffiths Kit, which therapists and consultants use in the Child Development Centre to assess a child’s developmental level.

Naaz Coker, Chairman of St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, received the cheque today and said “We are very grateful to Mr Dindayal for his generous donation. It’s wonderful that as a local resident Mr Dindayal has chosen to support his local hospital and in particular our younger patients receiving a very specialist service.”

Notes to editors

  1. For more information, or to ask for a hard copy, please call Liz Woods, Charitable Communications Manager at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, on 020 8725 4522 or e-mail liz.woods@stgeorges.nhs.uk