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John Priest

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Raising money for Rheumatology & Eye Departments for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity because my grandson receives treatment & care here.

34 %
raised of £100 target
by 3 supporters

Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity

We support Birmingham Children's Hospital to improve the lives of sick children

Charity Registration No. 1160875


Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

Just over three years ago, my grandson, Jack (then just four years old) lost the use of his legs. After many distressing months, he was diagnosed with PolyarticularJuvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. Since 2014, he has suffered many painful tests, operations, and so many visits to Hospital that would make an adult cry. Jack is now 7 years old. 

Jack is a strong lad and a fighter, with a brilliant sense of humour. He is now walking again and attending school. He lost his sight in 2016, one eye and then the other, a traumatic time for him. The Eye Department and Rheumatology Department at the Birmingham Children's Hospital have been amazing and have restored a lot of Jack's vision through two painful operations and medication. 

Jack and I wrote a book about his own visits to Hospital. He chose the pictures and together we wrote the words and designed a picture book that parents can read to their children and hopefully make their visits as stress-free as possible. The picture book is called, Jack goes to Hospital, and has some practical hints and tips, together with a guide on what to take to Hospital and a few games to stop the boredom!

You have two choices with my fundraising event. You can:

1) Donate directly through JustGiving.


2) Purchase the book through the Amazon links:

http://amzn.eu/h4k5mI4        (UK)

http://a.co/glNgHR7               (USA)

For every paperback book purchased, £1 from each sale will go to Birmingham Children's Hospital. So, you are 'Getting' a picture book as well as 'Giving'.


If purchasing a paperback via link above, you must leave the the box un-ticked that states 'Yes, add Gift Aid' This will then make the donation ineligible for Gift Aid in line with HMRC regulations. You can find more information about HMRC’s Gift Aid regulations at: http://just.ly/gift_aid_HMRC

Anyone who would like to leave contact details (you don't have to though! It's entirely your choice) but you would need to ensure there is a tick in the box that states 'I'm happy to be contacted by John'. This is the last stage of the donation process, after clicking on 'Donate Now'. 


Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.