Rachael Booth

Rachael's Team fundraiser for Great North Children's Hospital Foundation, part of Newcastle Hospitals Charity

Fundraising for Newcastle Hospitals Charity
£2,457
raised of £3,000 target
by 87 supporters
Event: Great North Run 2024, on 8 September 2024 Start fundraising for this event
The Great North Childrens Hospital Foundation funds equipment, projects and innovations that allows our staff to really make a difference to children, young people and their families.

Story

On September 19th 2023, I went for an MRI scan due to suffering from severe migraines. Later that day, I was asked to report to the hospital where the following day I was diagnosed with a brain tumour.

Before this diagnosis I was undergoing fertility treatment in the hopes of starting a family. I have now made the difficult decision not to continue the treatment, and instead, have decided to raise awareness and funds for the best children's hospital in the North East. This will allow me to make a positive impact in not only one child's life, but in the lives of several who are in desperate need of support and care.

Donations to the Great North Children's Hospital Foundation play a crucial role in supporting many children and their families who visit the RVI hospital for treatment and care, making their experience the best it possibly can be.

Innovations that significantly make a difference to both children and staff include life-changing research, cutting-edge equipment and technology - all funded by generous donations along with initiatives to support the wellbeing and development of staff.

Some of my friends and family have kindly signed up to join me in running the Great North Run, supporting me in this effort and collectively raising funds. If you would like to support your friend or family member, or would simply like to support our efforts, please consider making a contribution here.

Thank you for your support!

My fellow runners so far include:

Emma-Jayne Booth

Megan Booth

Natalie Barber

Lisa Grimble

Amy Page

Lindsay Stephen

Kyle Stanwick

Charles Campo

About the campaign

The Great North Childrens Hospital Foundation funds equipment, projects and innovations that allows our staff to really make a difference to children, young people and their families.

About the charity

Newcastle Hospitals Charity is the official Charity of Newcastle Hospitals. Home of the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, Great North Children's Hospital Foundation and Charlie Bear for Cancer Care, we help our hospitals go further by making a positive difference for our patients, staff and communities

Donation summary

Total raised
£2,456.58
+ £468.75 Gift Aid
Online donations
£2,212.31
Offline donations
£244.27

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