It's Benedict Cumberbatch's birthday on 19 July and each year his amazing fans come together to raise money for charity.
In addition to the incredible £800 raised for MSF we are raising funds for the Whittington Hospital who are looking to re-develop their Children's Play Terrace.
In a single year, over 2,000 children are cared for in the Whittington Hospital Ifor Childrens Ward, all of whom are admitted in emergency situations. This includes children receiving treatment for illnesses such as cancer and strokes. One of the most popular areas of the ward is the Childrens Play Terrace, a secure outdoors space where children can enjoy time with their families, friends and professional play specialists.After many years of use and appreciation, the Childrens Play Terrace has become dated. In addition to installing new play equipment and fittings, the refurbishment plans intend to double the size of the Play Terrace, incorporating a space which is currently unused. The New Play Terrace will be built to complement a child's treatment and recovery, whilst also offering a safe space to unwind.
You can read how important the playground is to the children who use it by reading Lara Chinn's story here https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Lara-Chinn1
The hospital are almost at their fundraising goal with only £27,000 still needed so every penny is very welcome!
Instead of buying a card or gift for Benedict please do consider a donation instead. It's a charity close to his heart and he'd be very grateful. Don't forget to leave a message in the comments!