Sunday May 5 is the date set for the first large-scale fundraiser for The Lily Pad Appeal, which is trying to raise £750,000 for a state-of-the-art children’s oncology unit as part of the new Integrated Paediatric Village at Mayday, Croydon University Hospital.
With outdated, restrictive layout and facilities, Croydon’s Acute Paediatric Services are now in urgent need of modernisation to ensure they can deliver high-quality, safe, effective care compliant with regional and national standards and meet the steeply increasing demand.
Dr Nnenna Osuji, the medical director at Croydon Health Services NHS Trust, said: “The new oncology unit will be an extremely important feature used by our young patients who are dealing with cancer and help smooth the difficult path they face during years of treatment. We really hope the people of Croydon will support us to help us reach the £750,000 target.”
With two years to raise the £750,000 needed to allow this critical redevelopment project to go ahead, The Lily Pad Appeal is looking to the people of Croydon to walk in support of our young people and create the groundswell we need to bring other funders and investors on board.
Lloyd Park will play host to hundreds of people of all ages stepping out to show their commitment to young people, to upgrading their local hospital and to ensuring we have paediatric services and children’s cancer care that Croydon can be proud of.
It costs £5 per person to register for the event, with proceeds going towards that daunting target. “Every step you take gets the seriously ill children in Croydon closer to the facilities they deserve,” the organisers say.
For more details visit: www.chartwelcancertrust.co.uk/lily-pad
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