Our beautiful daughter, Milli, passed away on April 9th 2012, following a year-long battle with a brain-stem tumour. We were privileged to have had a walking, talking angel by our side for ten magical years and whilst we wish she could have stayed longer, that wish was never in our power.  

What we can do is support Great Ormond Street's vital research into better understanding why tumours like Milli's are fatal, and in doing so ensure that, in time, other children have a greater chance of survival. 

Milli  was a joyful, loving girl with an infectious giggle and a passion for life.  She truly was the girl who danced as if no one was watching, sang as if no one was listening and lived each day as if it were her last.  Always in the moment, Milli embraced her life and all she endured with extraordinary strength, determination and dignity.

 In early 2011, I noticed changes in Milli.  Her once feisty, fun personality became contemplative and withdrawn, her speech became rather slurred and she seemed constantly tired. I had my concerns but nothing could have prepared me for the news we received in May 2011; that she had an inoperable brain-stem tumor.

To be told my precious daughter would live no more than 3 to 10 months felt like being stabbed in the heart and, frankly, I would have preferred that option, were it given to me.  Milli herself was confused and sad to be missing out on the last term in junior school and on a life that she was so looking forward to living.  After the initial disbelief, tears, confusion and anger came a strange acceptance and no more so than from my daugher. In spite of her declining health she was resolute, and she remained strong, loving and laughing throughout. 

We want to honour Milli by asking that your donation be accompanied by a pledge to enrich your own life, as she did ours.  It need not be a grand gesture, because as our girl taught us, there is such power and strength in little things. Examples of pledges received are: "I will write to all those I love, to tell them so".  "I will leave my old novels on the train, with a note for a stranger to enjoy and share". "My family will work in a soup kitchen on Christmas Day'.  Your vital donation will support GOSH, your pledge will spread happiness and will carry on the goodness and pure love that was, and always will be, Milli. 

Thank you for helping us reach our target of raising one million pounds of which £128,000 will go to Great Ormond Street's research project into brain tumour's and the rest to other charities and projects that make the lives of children healthier and happier - all inspired by our one in a million girl MILLI. 

With deep gratitude,  Anita Kaushal


Updates 6

Thank you to the residents of Kensal Rise & Queens Park for raising an amazing £4,000 on Halloween, all of which will be going to GOSH

13/11/15 11:41

From Tim Newman on the occasion of Sarah's Bat Mitzvah - £100.00. Thank you very much!

23/11/12 12:57

Mrs L R Jones - £15.00

01/06/12 11:01

Sutaria Charitable Trust - £50.00

01/06/12 11:00

Drs SC & S Hora - £100.00

01/06/12 10:59

Raising money for

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity

Charity Registration No. 235825

We raise money so that Great Ormond Street Hospital can provide world-class care for its young patients and their families, and to pioneer new treatments and cures for childhood illnesses.

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Donations 337

So pleased that Halloween can lead to generosity and something as important as this. Annie and co, no 29.

Donation by Annie on 04/11/15


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Always in our minds and our hearts gorgeous girl xxx

Donation by Uncle Bunkle, Jane-Auntie, Josh and Hari on 02/11/15


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

My son and I were taken to Dundonald Road as part of trick or treating on Saturday. I am now aware of the story behind the fundraising activity which is very moving.

Donation by Rob Steadman NW6 on 02/11/15


+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Thank you for making Halloween so special for the kids

Donation by Simon on 02/11/15


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

This is for the sweeties we didn't buy for the trick or treaters as we live too far down a dark road for them to come to us! I think about you often, little sunbeam, I wish we could have met xx

Donation by Lisa Butler on 02/11/15


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Victoria & Dennis on 30/10/15

I promise to live in the moment and to be grateful for every day shared with family.

Donation by Anonymous on 18/09/15

Was touched to read your story. I pledge to never take my three little ones for granted and remember all the little things.

Donation by Eleanor Fish on 14/09/15


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

I read your really moving article today. I had no idea all that you'd been going through. With much love and thinking of you all. Alison (number 35 DD)

Donation by Anonymous on 13/09/15


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

We sold our football table today and remembered how much fun we all had playing with it together. We hope you are happy wherever you are. Love Rishi and Sachin

Donation by Anonymous on 18/05/15


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

A birthday donation from Sydella for Milli's cause and to always remember the love and laughter we shared. We will dance with you today...we know you're watching. We miss you xx

Donation by The Nahama's. on 11/04/15


Happy Birthday for yesterday, Milli Pink Princess. Your light shines on, as brightly as ever. Love always. xxx

Donation by Angela Peel on 15/02/15


+ £6.25 Gift Aid

From the sale of my cards heres to you Milli!

Donation by Alia Derriey on 28/01/15


+ £31.25 Gift Aid

Milli, you will always be in our thoughts. Bless your strong and amazing parents. This is a donation instead of a Christmas present to the Nahama kids. We pledge to give that extra cuddle every day.

Donation by The Harring family on 24/12/14


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

On behalf of my god children, Maya and Chloe (and Maya's sister Kara), and their mummies Mich and Kate who asked me to donate rather than buy presents. Lots of love to all. And always to Milli. xxxx

Donation by Vickiesha Chabra on 22/12/14


+ £11.25 Gift Aid

Thanks to our amazing neighbours on Dundonald & Crediton for fundraising on Halloween and to the Queens Pk & Kensal Rise community for generosity of spirit. Together you raised an amazing £979.45.

Donation by Bittu for on 10/11/14


+ £122.50 Gift Aid

Love always for this beautiful girl, this beautiful family and for all the lovely Halloween memories. Long live the love, the laughter and the funky dancing.

Donation by The Cherrys on 06/11/14


Halloween happiness. Love always.

Donation by Angela Peel on 05/11/14


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

I raised this money by making and selling bownies. I know you would have loved them! xxx

Donation by Josh Kaushal on 25/08/14


+ £20.00 Gift Aid

Anita, I think it's amazing what you're doing and I have every faith you'll do Milli proud! My simple pledge - to thank God everyday for all I have & not just remember him in times of need.

Donation by Lots of love, Poonam xxx on 18/07/14


+ £15.00 Gift Aid

Thank you to all our friends and family who attended the dinner and dance and helped us to raise money for this worthy cause.Thinking of you Milli xxx

Donation by Savitha and Krishan Kaushal on 29/06/14


+ £417.25 Gift Aid

To celebrate Alia's Bat Mitzvah and remember Milli from the students at Page House Bromsgrove school and the Chung-Halpern family.

Donation by Anonymous on 08/05/14


+ £52.00 Gift Aid

Milli, your light and sparkle and indomitable spirit shine on forever. I do miss your physical presence, though. Love always, Milli-million xxxxx

Donation by Angela Peel on 10/04/14


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Dear Anita, so looking forward to seeing you. I am sorry this couldn't be more but I do want to donate in Milli's memory. Hope my business will become more profitable so I can give more later x Nicola

Donation by Nicola Gammon on 11/03/14


Dear Anita it is such a pleasure getting to know you and your amazing strength and compassion. I am thinking about Milli today. Debbie x

Donation by Debbie Sandford on 15/02/14


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£40,640.62
  • Offline donations£315.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£40,955.62
  • Gift Aid£8,193.90

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