Update 11/06/2023: New target set to £1000!
What I’m doing
I’m participating in the Ultra London Marathon on 24th June 2023 to help raise as much money as as possible to help support Calpe House. The race starts from Woolwich and finishes in Richmond. The total distance is 55km which will be the most distance I have ever tried to take on.
My daughter Ava Rose has undergone an operation due to a condition called hip dysplasia. This treatment is life changing and will hopefully support her to live a normal life in the future. Due to the operation we are required to stay in London until she fully recovers meaning that Calpe House is our home away from home. Without Calpe House we would not be able to stay in London whilst Ava recovers therefore it is extremely important we continue to raise funds for Calpe House.
We aren’t the only ones here as there are many people who have been living here for many months/ years waiting for life saving/ changing operations that are only provided in London
Thankfully the community at Calpe House is second to none and everyone is like one big family. Therefore please help support this charity so that if you ever need it, it is here.
About Calpe House
Calpe House GA is a community charity for and on behalf of the People of Gibraltar.
Its purpose is to provide accommodation in London for residents of Gibraltar who are sent to London Hospitals for consultation and/or to receive medical treatment under the Gibraltar Health Authority Sponsored Patient Scheme and it has been doing so since 1990 when it first opened its doors to patients and their escorts at 47 Princes Square, Bayswater, London. Calpe House GA provides modern accommodation in central London, a couple of minutes walk from St Mary’s Hospital. Our staff offer practical and vital emotional and psychological support, not only for patients but for their escorts as well. Patients take great comfort in staying at an intrinsically friendly Gibraltarian facility, where they see friendly faces and hear familiar voices at a time in their life when they and their loved ones feel most vulnerable. It’s why we simply call it Gibraltar’s ‘Home from Home’