We’re delighted to present more than £2,300 to The Transplant Association as our Charity of the Year for 2016.
The staff here at Meade King have been raising money throughout 2016 for the Transplant Association after the charity was chosen as Meade King’s Charity of the Year back in January 2016.
We’ve run, baked, sold cakes, run sweepstakes, dressed down and held a Quiz Night to raise our total of £2,390.41 and we’ve thoroughly enjoyed raising money for such a worthwhile charity.
The Transplant Association was set up to help improve the journey for transplant patients and their families by Emma Osborne, who sadly lost her husband Jon 12 months after a successful lung transplant and Kevin Mashford, who had a heart transplant, both at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle.
The charity recently developed and funded a bespoke counselling qualification for staff at the Freeman Hospital to help them to be better equipped to support transplant patients and their families through this really difficult process.
Emma also donated £10,000 to the Newcastle Hospitals NHS Charity to refurbish of the visitor’s room on Ward 21, the adult cardiothoracic critical care unit. This money was donated at Jon’s funeral by friends and family. The unit specialises in the care of patients following complex heart and lung surgeries. The refurbishment includes a new kitchen, modern, comfortable furniture and a dining table and chairs.
We’ll be looking forward to updates from the Transplant Association about some of the projects we’ve helped to support.
Our Charity of the Year for 2017 is Children’s Hospice South West.