A golden chance to support Jack’s Fund for children’s hospital

Published on: 04 Nov 2015

INSPIRATIONAL Downend mum Paula Banks has come up with a fund-raising idea for her 50th year.
She would like fifty people to pledge to raise £50 for The Grand Appeal – and she’ll be doing that herself, of course.
Paula and her family have been supporting Bristol Children’s Hospital since 2008. Son Jack was treated there for four years before his death at the age of nine from leukaemia.
Jack’s Star Tribute Fund for the Wallace and Gromit Grand Appeal stands at £127,997, with £100,000 having been spent on a conservatory and playroom and £10,000 on a kitchen refurbishment. The  next purchase is going to be a Juke Box for the Children’s Cancer Unit.
“That is  very apt as Jack loved listening to music and would often have his headphones in listening to many variety of songs, especially during our many, many trips in and out of the Children’s Hospital,” said Paula.
“The next thing on the ‘to do’ list for the unit is to refurbish the isolation rooms where Bone Marrow Transplant patients spend their time going through and recovering from their transplant which can be many months
 “There are 10 rooms in the isolation area and the initial estimate is that it will cost around £7k per room so I am hoping Jack’s Fund can help towards this project.”
The next fund-raising event for Jack’s Fund is the annual fancy dress party at Pomphrey Hill Sports Pavilion on Friday October 30 at 7.30pm. The theme is Halloween and tickets are £5 each.

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