Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust

Kieran’s Memorial Golf Day raises a staggering £19,009

Kieran’s Memorial Golf Day raises a staggering £19,009

Monday, September 16, 2013

This year's Kieran’s Memorial Golf Day raised a staggering £19,009, taking the total raised over the past four years to £60,000 for children’s services at Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie hospitals.

 

Back in October 2009, Jon Moss from Clacton on Sea in Essex, decided that he wanted to hold a golf day to raise money in memory of Kieran, the son of his close friends, Val and Adrian. Kieran had tragically died at the age of 7 from an inoperable brain tumour, and Jon wanted the money raised to benefit the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).

 

The first event was such a great success that it is now firmly established in the annual calendar, becoming one of the biggest charity golf days in Essex.  On 14 June this year, 29 teams took part!

 

However, the golf day isn’t the only fundraising Jon and his friends do!  In 2011, two people took part in the Tour de Tendring to raise additional funds for ACT and 2012 and 2013 saw a team of seven and eight enter the same race.  Also in 2013, two friends took part in the Leeds 10k, again raising funds for ACT.

 

The money raised by Jon and his friends over the years has been instrumental in funding various specialist pieces of equipment, including an anaesthetic machine, a portable ventilator and a space station, which provides a technically advanced way of delivering drugs to patients.

 

We are extremely grateful to Jon and everyone involved for their kindness and generosity, which is helping to make a real difference to the care and treatment of children at Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie, both now and long into the future.

 

Photo taken on 13 September 2013:

Centre: Val and Adrian Mallett, Kieran’s parents

Left: Michelle Gray, Head of Community Fundraising, Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust

Right: Sara Harris from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

 

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