Carla Bispham

Ranjan Chawda's 75th Birthday

Fundraising for Royal Free Charity
raised of £5,000 target
by 114 supporters
Celebrating the birthday of Ranjan Chawda, 13 February 2021
Participants: Ranjan Chawda
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To commemorate Ranjan's 75th birthday she has decided to have all her hair shaved off in April 2021 (subject to hairdressers being open) All money that is donated will be going into Fund 100 including our work in Cancer Care at Barnet Hospital.

Here is Ranjan's story:

I am an Asian Ugandan refugee who came to the UK in 1972 after being thrown out of Uganda. Arriving here with nothing my late husband and I started a new life in the UK and have been blessed to have built and run successful businesses, have three wonderful children, their beautiful spouses and six amazing grandchildren.

2020 was a tough year for everyone, for me being unable to see my family and living most of the year socially distant from loved ones. I have used this period as a time of reflection and im grateful that at my age I still have health. During this period of reflection I realised that I am going to be 75 years old and knowing that there are others out there less fortunate than me i felt compelled to give back.

Hair for any man, woman or child is their identity. Its their beauty and there are some less fortunate out there with terminal illnesses who have no choice in this matter. It is for this reason that I felt it is time to give something up in order to gain the support to raise awareness for cancer patients both young and old. 

I have decided to have all my hair shaved off and donate as much money as possible to the Barnet Hospital and their work in Cancer Care.

The aim of the Royal Free Charity is to support patients every step of the way to make their experience the best it can be. For each patient that need is different. The Charity provides support through trained volunteers, additional equipment, improved environments and patient based research. The Royal Free London hospital sites include Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals and includes specialist centres for rare diseases as well as general medical care.

Thank you so much in advance for your support.

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Royal Free Charity

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The Royal Free Charity supports staff and patients across the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. From small acts of kindness to huge investments in research, everything we do changes lives for the better. We support our hospitals to go further, faster – delivering impact locally and globally.

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