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Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Charitable Fund

MTW Kids Christmas Appeal 2019

We are proudly fundraising to help support our youngest patients, like two year old Finley who has a rare genetic disorder. Donations will support our Children's Services, which include our Hedgehog, Woodland and Riverbank Wards.
MTW Christmas Jumper Day 2019
Charity Registration No: 1055215

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Our festive appeal aims to raise £30,000 to help support our youngest patients. Donations could fund equipment such as a Baby Pod to safely transport sick babies between our hospitals and birth centres. They may also fund cardiac Echo ultrasound probes; a cough assist machine, and toys such as baby mobiles.

Simon and Emily Blundell are backing the fundraiser as their son Sidney, 17, who has Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy, regularly visits Tunbridge Wells Hospital for treatment. The early childhood form of myotonic dystrophy (also known as Steinert's disease) causes progressive muscle weakness and those affected often have significant breathing problems.

Sidney needs help to shift secretions. As well as receiving support from the hospital his family use a range of equipment at home including a cough assist machine and ventilator to help keep him as healthy as possible.

One of the ways festive donations to the appeal could help make a difference is by funding the Trusts first cough assist machine exclusively for children at Tunbridge Wells Hospital. The machine helps clear chest secretions in very ill children and in turn can help reduce the risk of pneumonia.

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Anonymous

1 day ago

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Zara Martin

1 day ago

Anonymous

3 days ago

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Harriet Toms

4 days ago

£3.00

+ £0.75 Gift Aid

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Caroline Gibson

4 days ago

Good luck in your fundraising, we'll be wearing our Christmas jumpers in support today!

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

About the charity

Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Charitable Fund
Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Charitable Fund

We support Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital by purchasing additional equipment and enhancing the environment for patients, staff and visitors which benefits people from across Kent and East Sussex. MTW Trust provides general hospital services and areas of specialist complex care.

Charity Registration No: 1055215

http://www.mtw.nhs.uk

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£1,057.00

+ £261.75 Gift Aid

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£1,057.00

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MTW Kids Christmas Appeal 2019

Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Charitable Fund