Remembering Little Dorrit

Our fundraising achievements in memory of Little Dorrit

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    Amount we’ve raised in Little’s memory $2,707.23

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    Lane-Fox Respiratory Unit Patients' Association

    Lane-Fox Respiratory Unit Patients' Association

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    • Donation by Denise Miller

      Your story is very inspirational and I can only imagine the joy that ‘ Little Dorrit ‘ gave. This is a Birthday donation for my brother Austin.

      £60.00

      + £15.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Catherine & Austin

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

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    • Little-Dorrit

      Hi, I’m Diana, and I’m raising money for the Lane Fox/Romeo Unit in memory of my therapy dog, Little Dorrit.   We’ve been visiting patients regularly at St Thomas’ Hospital, where she worked as a therapy dog for the charity Pets as Therapy.  Our work was cut short suddenly a few weeks ago, when on returning home after a happy and busy day, Dorrit was struck by a car and died soon afterwards. 

      Dorrit was first invited into the Lane Fox Unit, a high-dependency respiratory ward, six years ago when she was two years old.  This was an adjustment for Dorrit, as up until that time she had not met people who had lost their mobility and many of whom had tracheotomies, feeding tubes, and oxygen.  In fact it was an adjustment for both of us.  We discovered that Dorrit had particular sensitivity towards those who were very unwell, with devastating diagnoses such as motor neurone disease, muscular dystrophy, Cerebellar ataxia and Guillaume Barre. 

      Dorrit always sensed the mood of the patients on whose bed she lay, many of whom were unable to stroke her, but could feel the warmth of her body beneath their hands.  Because she was so small and light, she could perch on their pillow or anywhere on their upper body where they could see and feel her.

      She became attached to many long-term patients and was often invited to visit them after they had gone home. She also attended the funerals of several patients.  At one memorable funeral I was moved to see that the patient had asked for pictures of Dorrit to by displayed on a board and the vicar referred to her work in his address.

      She was a happy, optimistic, loving animal, bold and strong-willed, gentle and playful and very hard working. She helped me to adjust to my own increasing age and was my constant companion and support.  I want to give back to the patients who gave so much meaning to her life and mine.  My aim is to raise £2000 to fund the essential purchase of audio and communication equipment to enhance the wellbeing and speed the recovery of long-term patients in these units.




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      Total so far:

      $2,618.97

    Donations made in memory of Little Dorrit63

    • Donation by Denise Millerto Diana's page on 29/07/2019

      Your story is very inspirational and I can only imagine the joy that ‘ Little Dorrit ‘ gave. This is a Birthday donation for my brother Austin.

      £60.00

      + £15.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Catherine & Austinto Diana's page on 07/06/2019

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Christine Rooneyto Diana's page on 17/05/2019

      well done Diana xxx

      £30.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Antony Crossfieldto Diana's page on 16/05/2019

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Robin A. Larsento Diana's page on 16/05/2019

      $50.00

    • Donation by Anonymousto Diana's page on 16/05/2019

      Wishing my humble gift will be helpful

      £30.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Ruth Bennionto Diana's page on 15/05/2019

      Diana you’re awesome. Lovely message, such wonderful work. Love to you after too many years !! Ruth B xxx

      £25.00

      + £6.25 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Peter Bushto Diana's page on 15/05/2019

      Well done Di

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Diana's page on 13/05/2019

      Well Done Diana for your amazing bravery for an amazing cause xx

    • Donation by Joseph Greeneto Diana's page on 13/05/2019

      Well Done Diana. You wouldhave made Dorrit well proud

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Diana's page on 09/05/2019

      Take care abseiling and good luck with the fund raising

      £40.00

      + £10.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Diana's page on 02/04/2019

      Well done Diana and Dorrit! xxx

    • Donation by Neil Matherto Diana's page on 20/03/2019

      I met Little Dorrit once briefly when I was waiting in the outpatient waiting room. He gave wonderful comfort and support to patients and I hope that my pup Wurly will one day to something similar.

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Rosmond Milnerto Diana's page on 28/02/2019

      This is in memory of the sweetest support dog who was also a perfect life model - I loved drawing her

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Sharda Sharmato Diana's page on 27/01/2019

      Little Dorrit was a special dog. He helped my husband’s recovery invaluably and always made us smile. We remember him with such fondness. Xx

    • Donation by Catherine & Austinto Diana's page on 18/01/2019

      We'll always remember Little Dorrit, such a big personality for her size. Through you, she made such a difference to so many peoples lives. She made the perfect house guest and lap sitter.

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Helento Diana's page on 12/01/2019

      With thanks from John and Helen for all the great spirit brought to the unit by such a small fine dog and an inspirational lady.

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Lucy McGeeto Diana's page on 10/01/2019

      Thanks Diana and Dorrit for all the work you did

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Cilla + Rodto Diana's page on 09/01/2019

      What a wonderful legacy! Dorrit's contribution in helping so many people puts many of us to shame. There was more meaning in her short span than many of us achieve in our lifetime. Cilla + Rod

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Andrew Bagnallto Diana's page on 06/01/2019

      In memory of Dorit, love from Andrew

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Julia Cooperto Diana's page on 06/01/2019

      Little Dorrit was a lovely dog who brought so much joy to so many people. Good luck with the fundraising. xx

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Claire Poyserto Diana's page on 05/01/2019

      Little Dorrit was the coolest dog who as well as providing such comfort and joy to many also enjoyed the odd wine tasting. She will be hugely missed and this is such a lovely way to remember her. Cx

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by KATE LITTLEto Diana's page on 05/01/2019

      Little Dorrit was such a magical animal, with huge empathy, a constant zest for life and always so very loving. She brought immeasurable joy to so very many people: we all miss her terribly xxx

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Diana's page on 03/01/2019

      in memory of Sheila Hoare, who depended for years on the Unit, and in support of therapy dogs

      £100.00

      + £25.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Hayleyto Diana's page on 21/12/2018

      Hope Dorrit bought comfort to everyone. She was a lovely dog. Xxxx

      £15.00

      + £3.75 Gift Aid

    • Donation by annato Diana's page on 20/12/2018

      With lots of love to you Gangan. Anna xxx

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Harriet Moore & tribeto Diana's page on 20/12/2018

      A beautiful idea in memory of your darling Little Dorrit.

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Diana's page on 19/12/2018

      With love from Dorit

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Diana's page on 18/12/2018

    • Donation by stephen arkellto Diana's page on 18/12/2018

      Auntie Di, with lots of love, Steve and Fi xx

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Mark Ormerodto Diana's page on 17/12/2018

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Emma Whitby-Smithto Diana's page on 17/12/2018

      What an amazing dog...I wish you every success with your fundraising for such a worthy cause and in memory of your wonderful and hard working companion.

      £100.00

      + £25.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Diana's page on 16/12/2018

      £5.00

      + £1.25 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Caroline Whiteto Diana's page on 15/12/2018

      I have never met you or darling Little Dorritt but I just wanted to give a little something and let you know how brave you are being. Such a tragic loss.

    • Donation by Anonymousto Diana's page on 15/12/2018

      :D

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by patricia murtaghto Diana's page on 15/12/2018

      I am a customer of Sally White who alerted me to your campaign. Little Dorrit sounded an amazing dog.

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Diana's page on 15/12/2018

      The story of Little Dorrit brought a big smile on my face (and some tears too). Good luck to the unit and I hope another four legged fellow can visit the patients soon.

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Ripleyto Diana's page on 15/12/2018

      In honour of Little Dorrit and the immeasurable value of her and Diana’s work at GSTT. Missed doesn’t even begin to describe...

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Peter Bushto Diana's page on 14/12/2018

      I am certain Dorrit will be sorely missed by all and won’t be forgotten.

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Diana's page on 13/12/2018

    • Donation by Gerald Millarto Diana's page on 13/12/2018

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Sevda Mustafato Diana's page on 13/12/2018

      Darling Diana. This is a brilliant cause and happy to help raise funds. In honour of our little friend who is dearly missed, Little Dorrit. I miss her terribly, you both did amazing work. Xx

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Rufus Mullerto Diana's page on 13/12/2018

      Dorrit was an important part of so many people's lives, both those we know and love and also many whom we shall never know. Dorrit, spread the love in the Happy Hunting Grounds!

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Kashkato Diana's page on 12/12/2018

      I’m a cat called Kashka and I never met Little Dorrit, but I think I would have liked her. 🐾 🐾

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Gid Defoeto Diana's page on 12/12/2018

      I will miss that tiny dog x

      £25.00

      + £6.25 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Chloe Brownto Diana's page on 12/12/2018

      Such a lovely way to remember Little Dorrit. She was a wonderful, much loved, little beast & will be missed by so many. xxx

      £25.00

      + £6.25 Gift Aid

    • Donation by laura cooperto Diana's page on 12/12/2018

      Hey mum little dorrit gave a lot of happiness to you and so many othrrs and the hospital work you both did was very inspiring and moving to hear about xx

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Claire & Lou Schillacito Diana's page on 12/12/2018

      We know what wonderful work Diana and Little Dorrit did for Lane-Fox Respiratory Unit so it is our pleasure to make a small donation.

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Daisy Powellto Diana's page on 12/12/2018

      Great cause - and brilliant way to remember the fantastic work done by lovely Dorrit and Diana.

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Diana's page on 12/12/2018

    • Donation by Greg Shaplandto Diana's page on 11/12/2018

      In memory of Little Dorrit and the good cheer she brought to others.

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Greg Shaplandto Diana's page on 11/12/2018

      In memory of Little Dorrit and her loving services.

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by kimberly harringtonto Diana's page on 11/12/2018

      Dear Diana really glad to be of support to your chosen charity in memory of the beautiful Little dorrit

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Laura Ashtonto Diana's page on 11/12/2018

    • Donation by Oscar Marmaduketo Diana's page on 11/12/2018

      Great cause. God bless the charity and abundant blessings to smash the target!

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Michael and Paulto Diana's page on 11/12/2018

      Darling Dorrit, you led such a productive and helpful life. Rest in peace and thank you for your legacy.

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Teresa Stern and Charlie Postto Diana's page on 11/12/2018

      Such a nice way to commemorate Dorrit and all her work on the Respiratory Unit. Sending love, Terésa & Charlie

      $50.00

    • Donation by Maria Bourketo Diana's page on 11/12/2018

      My sister was an inpatient for 1yr at Lane Fox Romeo Unit in Redhill. We always looked forward to Diana and Little Dorrit’s visits. Dorrit was the most adorable dog & we loved her & Diana to bits. xx

      £100.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Ken Powerto Diana's page on 10/12/2018

      Dear Diana It’s my pleasure to make a donation , What a wonderful innovative, Ken

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Carrie Thomasto Diana's page on 10/12/2018

      Oh Diana, what a brilliant fund raising memorial for Little Dorrit. You and she were engaged in valuable work at Tommy's. I remember John Terry telling me how delighted he had been to see you both.

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Nicolette Rutherfordto Diana's page on 10/12/2018

      Little Dorrit xx

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Cliona McGroganto Diana's page on 10/12/2018

      Good luck with your fund raising Diana and a big kiss from me to Little Dorrit in doggy heaven. X

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Katrina Robinson MBEto Diana's page on 10/12/2018

      A fantastic charity in memory of the cutest dog ever! Much love to you Diana. 🐕

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    Charities we're helping 1

    • Lane-Fox Respiratory Unit Patients' Association

      Lane-Fox Respiratory Unit Patients' Association

      The Lane-Fox Unit at St. Thomas' Hospital, London, cares for patients who are dependent on ventilators to breathe through illness, disability or accident. It is the UK's principal centre for the assessment of the late effects of Polio.

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