Thanks to John Lewis (Watford) for awarding £1350 to us as a part of its Community Matters scheme
A huge thanks to Fleur Harvey-Keenan who raised just over £600 by running the London Marathon for us. Awesome time too!
We introduced snack packs on Starfish Ward and Children’s Emergency in April 2017 for parents and carers whose sick child is being transported by ambulance to a Paediatric Intensive Care Unit.
Carer Support Team volunteers Suzanne and Emily join in the fun at Starfish Ward’s Christmas party
Our annual meal to celebrate all that our volunteers do to support carers.
Off the back of our presentation at the Royal College of Paediatricians and Child Health conference Conference, The Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital invited Dr Equi, (Consultant Paediatrician at Watford General Hospital) Becky Platt(Matron, Children’s Services) and Suzanne Boon (Carer Support Team Manager) to visit to talk about what we’ve been doing at Watford. The Royal…
Nuffield Health Gym (St Albans) has raised just over £2000 for us by holding a spinnathon. Thank you to Nuffield’s kind- hearted spin instructors, with special mention to the organiser, Gary Cooper. This money has purchased a mobile sensory unit for the Ward.
Nadiya Hussain, winner of The Great British Bake Off 2015 and supporter of the Starlight Children’s Foundation visited Starfish Children’s Ward this week to launch the new Captain Starlight Entertainers. Pictured with Nadiya are Carer Support Team volunteers Sam Govier and Helen Ward.
We were pleased to be invited to be on St Albans based Radio Verulam. Pictured Senior Nurse Orla Burke, Carer Support Team Manager Suzanne Boon and Radio Verulam Presenter Kathy Weston. Other attendees were Senior Nurse Trish Barff, Volunteers Lynne Price and Jo Maher.
We were in Liverpool this week to present to the Royal College of Paediatricians and Child Heath conference. Pictured is Carers Support Team Honorary Head and Consultant Paediatrician Dr Amanda Equi, Matron for Children’s Services Becky Platt and Carer Support Team Manager Suzanne Boon