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90 %
raised of £10,000 target
by 36 supporters
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Sophie Parkins

The Star Ball - Saturday 8 June 2019

Fundraising for Nottingham University Hospitals Charity

90 %
raised of £10,000 target
by 36 supporters

Nottingham University Hospitals Charity

Nottingham Hospitals Charity enhances patient care at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trustโ€™s Queenโ€™s Medical Centre & City Hospital. Donations help provide added extras such as improved facilities, equipment, research & staff development.Our website is

Charity Registration No. 1165397



FOR TICKETS CONTACT SOPHIE PARKINS ON 07813 198997 or supergeorgearmy@hotmail.comย 

The event will be held in The Pattonair Marquee at Derbyshire County Cricket Club, on Saturday 8 June 2019, 7pm for 7:45pm.ย 

Guests will enjoy a welcome drink, sponsored by Booker (Burton), which will be followed by a sumptuous three course meal to the sounds of live singer Jake Airey. A raffle and luxury auction will be hosted by celebrity television auctioneers, Charles Hanson and Vejay Pal, with The Underscores, an amazing live band, performing until late. Carriages 12:30am.

Further exciting additions to the event include Antony.Magic, an award winning magician wowing guests through the evening. Blue Ice Photography will be capturing, on camera, guests arriving dressed to impress and also throughout the evening, with a % of each sale being donated back to SGA. A fantastic photo booth, from Fotoboov, will offer an alternative style of photo for you to take home a unique memento from the evening. We hope the event will raise enough to complete the ยฃ25,000 target.

The Platinum Sponsor of the event is Terra Measurement. Gold Sponsors are Roger Milner IFA, Booker (Burton), Top Hat and Super Georgeโ€™s โ€˜Ran Ranโ€™. Silver Sponsors are Peveril Homes, and Bibby Financial Services. The Bronze Sponsor is Nelsons. Without these donors and supporters, the event would not be possible, so we are exceptionally grateful to them all.




The Appeal was launched to raise ยฃ25,000 for Nottingham Hospitals Charity, in thanks to them for saving the life of 19 month old George Arthur Parkins, multiple times. More information at .

We hope The Star Ball will raise enough to actually complete the ยฃ25,000 target.ย 



Early bird: ยฃ400 table of 10/ ยฃ45 individual

After 8 May: ยฃ500 table of 10/ ยฃ55 individual



The hugest of thanks to our incredibly generous sponsors, without whom, the event quite simply would not be possible. Please support them where possible in return, in thanks for their incredible donations of time, products, service, support and also financial contributions.

Platinum Star Event Sponsor:

๐ŸŒŸTerra Measurement๐ŸŒŸ


Gold Star Event Sponsors:

๐Ÿ’ซRoger Milner IFA๐Ÿ’ซ(private sponsor)

โœจSuper Georgeโ€™s โ€˜Ran Ranโ€™โœจ(private sponsor)

โญ๏ธBooker (Burton)๐ŸŒŸ

โœจTop Hatโœจ

Silver Star Event Sponsor:

๐Ÿ’ซPeveril Homes๐Ÿ’ซ

โœจBibby Financial Servicesโœจ

Bronze Star Event Sponsor:


Welcome Drink Sponsor:

๐ŸพBooker, Burton๐Ÿพย 

Entertainment Sponsors:

๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽคThe Underscores๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽคยยย 

๐ŸŽตJake Airey๐ŸŽตย 

๐ŸŽฒ๐ŸƒAntony Magic๐ŸŽฒ๐Ÿƒ

๐Ÿ”จ๐Ÿ›ŽSDL Auctions๐Ÿ”จ๐Ÿ›Ž

๐Ÿ”จ๐Ÿ›ŽHansons Auctioneers๐Ÿ”จ๐Ÿ›Žย 

Print Sponsor:

๐ŸŽŸ๐ŸŽซAccent Commercial Resources๐ŸŽŸ๐ŸŽซย 

Decoration Sponsors:ย 

๐ŸŽ€Redshine Design๐ŸŽ€

๐ŸŽˆThose Finishing Touches๐ŸŽˆ

Photography Sponsors:

๐Ÿ“ธBlue Ice Photography๐Ÿ“ธย 




The ambitious goal of SGAโ€™s Fundraising Appeal is to raise ยฃ25,000 to fully-fund a specialist parentโ€™s education and training room; a peaceful, calm, welcoming environment for parents/ carers of babies with a variety of complex issues in NICU, to learn how to care for their baby.

George is known to friends, family and hospital staff as Super George, after all he has overcome. The training room is to be named after him and be a lasting legacy at the hospital for many years.

Super Georgeโ€™s Room will create an environment suitable to teach parents/ carers the vital skills of resuscitation, in the unfortunate event they need to use these skills at home. They will be trained how to change tracheostomy equipment safely and what to do if things donโ€™t go according to plan.

There will be pit-stop training for newborn resuscitation; training NICU staff to plan and undertake newborn resuscitation to improve outcomes for babies. Education and training resources around breast feeding, infection prevention, stoma care, and tube feeding will be available too.

This multi-purpose room will make it easier for staff and parents to plan a safe discharge home. It will also be used as a local space for parent support groups to meet.

Vital resources and equipment are also required to ensure the room is suitable for use, including:ย 

๐ŸŒŸNewborn resuscitation platform and equipment for training ยฃ9,000

๐ŸŒŸBreathing equipment for training using the above ยฃ3,500

๐ŸŒŸTraining manikins โ€“ term, preterm and specialist (e.g. tracheostomy, stoma) ยฃ3,000

๐ŸŒŸFlip top table (x2) and chairs allowing room to double as meeting resource ยฃ1,400

๐ŸŒŸLaptop for training/education โ€“ videos/ presentations/ resuscitation training etc ยฃ1,300ย 

๐ŸŒŸWebcam to record training sessions for playback and learning ยฃ100

๐ŸŒŸPrivacy blinds for room ยฃ350

๐ŸŒŸWhiteboard for teaching/education ยฃ200

๐ŸŒŸStorage area/ boxes/ cupboards ยฃ400

๐ŸŒŸInstallation/ commissioning costs ยฃ2,400 inc. plaque for โ€˜Super Georgeโ€™s Roomโ€™

๐ŸŒŸAdditional costs (potential fluctuating prices/ other equipment required) ยฃ3,350*

*Any funds not needed for these requirements will be used to purchase additional equipment required within NICU/ PICU at QMC for patients and their families to use whilst in hospital.



For further information, contact: Sophie Parkins, Georgeโ€™s mum, onย