Samantha Harding

Alice Harding's first ever published book

Fundraising for Southend Hospital Charitable Foundation
raised of £800 target
We support Southend Hospital by fundraising to purchase equipment & improve facilities


Alice Harding, aged 7, has published her first ever book! The short fiction book is about a volcano who wasn't able to erupt, but with enough support and encouragement from her friends, as well as enough self-belief, she manages to overcome her hardest challenge yet.

Alice wanted to showcase her talent and passion for writing but also wanted to create something that she could sell for a small fee to raise money for the NHS!

With a minimal amount of help from Mummy to make it happen, and thanks to Natural Print Solutions, Alice has been able to realise one of her childhood dreams of becoming a published author.

A hard copy of the book can be purchased locally, or an eCopy of the book will also be available.

Thank you so much for supporting Alice in her quest to raise money for the NHS.

"Over the past 20 years the Southend Hospital Charitable Foundation has raised more than £4.4million to help transform patient care at Southend University Hospital.To mark this milestone we are aiming to raise £500,000 for twenty different wards and departments across the Hospital. Projects include lifesaving equipment for the neonatal intensive unit, prostate cancer treatment, artwork for theatres and digital mobile x-ray technology".

About the charity

Currently supporting the Spotlight Radiotherapy Appeal which aims to raise £600,000 to fund state-of-the-art technology known as Surface Guided Radiotherapy Treatment. To be based at Southend Hospital this machinary will dramatically improve the quality of treatment we provide for cancer patients.

Donation summary

Total raised
+ £13.75 Gift Aid
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