Leading, luxury nursery brand pledges to raise vital funds for a state-of-the-art isolation recovery bay
(Biggleswade, UK) – 15thJanuary 2016
iCandy is delighted to announce a new partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. The luxury brand will be working closely with the charity in order to fund a much needed isolation recovery bay within the hospital.
Throughout this partnership iCandy will be taking part in a number of fundraising ventures with the aim of raising £100,000 towards the development of a brand new enclosed isolation recovery bay at the hospital. Each individual bay is designed to reduce the risk of cross-infection and enable staff to closely observe each patient’s condition, providing quick access to a child in case of emergency.
One truly astonishing aspect of Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is their dedication to providing the very best care and support for both the children and their parents, who experience unimaginable stress when their children become sick. It is this unparalleled approach to looking after the entire family, along with their kind hearted staff, which has made GOSH such a much loved and appreciated organisation.
iCandy Joint CEO, Bradley Appel said: “As both a family and a family business we are so happy to be working so closely with GOSH in order to not only raise vital funds for them but also to promote awareness of the incredible work that is undertaken there. We were delighted back in August to welcome the birth of our beautiful granddaughter, Eve Hettie.
24 hours after her birth a diagnosis was made of an abdominal teratoma tumour and within a further 24 hours she was transferred to Great Ormond Street Hospital. Despite many weeks spent at GOSH, including both chemotherapy and surgery, Eve passed away aged just over 10 weeks.
The incredible care that Eve received there was not just confined to Eve but also to Eve’s parents and even ourselves as Grandparents, particularly during the nights that we had the privilege to have sleep overs with her there. This astonishing care from every single shining star that we encountered at GOSH be they nurses, medical staff from so many disciplines, social workers, and ancillary staff.
To GOSH the only way that we feel we can truly reflect our gratitude is to go forward shouting from the rooftops about the inspirational work that is carried out there not just for the children of our city and country but also for the many children that we saw arriving there from around the world.
Eve Hettie was the first member of the 5th generation of our family at iCandy and in her name we look forward to supporting GOSH in any way that we can.”
The heart-breaking story of Eve Hettie has provided the impetus to give something back to the children’s hospital as a result of the heart-warming care the iCandy family received from the staff. From such sadness, positives have to try and be found, and the memory of Eve will now become the driving force behind all future fundraising endeavours with GOSH. The exceptional care Eve and the family received from GOSH shall never be forgotten, and will forever be appreciated by the iCandy family. iCandy hopes the money raised will help parents and children around the world, allowing GOSH to continue its truly remarkable work in caring for sick children.
Amit Aggarwal, Director of Corporate Partnerships, Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, said: “We are thrilled to be starting this exciting new partnership with iCandy. The money raised will make a real difference to our seriously ill young patients. We’d like to say a big thank you to iCandy for their support.”