Molly’s Smile Fund raises thousands through Wimbledon fundraising
Well done to Jane Burdett and volunteers from the Molly’s Smile Fund for raising over £3,000 at The Wimbledon Club.
Molly’s Smile Fund was set up in memory of Molly Burdett, who died aged 19 of hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, a rare blood immune disorder. Molly spent 44 days in our General Intensive Care Unit (GICU).
Molly’s mum Jane and a team of volunteers, including staff from St George’s GICU, spent Wimbledon fortnight collecting money from members of the public to go towards the new Oasis garden, which will help transform the view from GICU into a tranquil roof space for both patients and staff.
Jane said: “Molly’s very own GICU nurses and matrons brought an edgy reality to our fundraising efforts volunteering their own precious time to help enhance our local GICU.
“Buckets filled as did our hearts as they spoke of the benefits of our work, especially the massage and touch therapy we have funded for the critically ill on the unit. Love love love that Molly’s smile still shines.”
To date, Molly’s Smile Fund has raised £37,000 for St George’s Hospital Charity funding a brand new relative’s room, purchasing tablets, and a regular weekly masseur for patients.
Thank you to Jane and all of the volunteers for all their hard work at Wimbledon.
You can support Molly’s Smile Fund by donating via their JustGiving page.