Southwark News raises £100,000 for Evelina London
09 June 2017
Thanks to Southwark News and the local community, Evelina London can buy new equipment for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and the Evelina Hospital School.
Southwark News ran an amazing appeal over six years for Evelina London.
Here are just a few of the ways that the local community came together to raise funds for our hospital:
- Southwark News Managing Director, Chris Mullany, completed an amazing six events over four years, helping to raise over £20,000. One particularly gruelling challenge involved a 160-mile run across the Sahara in the Marathon des Sables. The toughest footrace on earth took place over seven days and Chris faced temperatures above 48 degrees Celsius, all whilst navigating sand dunes and desert mountains.
- Six brave men bared all by performing the ‘Full Monty’ in front of 150 people at a pub on Old Kent Road. The group from Bermondsey raised £2,500 in total.
- Staff, readers and a local councillor came together to climb three of the UK’s highest mountains as part of the Three Peaks Challenge.
We’ll now be able to buy two new ventilators for premature babies as well as an infant warming system which provides heat for babies that are too sick to maintain their own temperature. We’ll also be getting a new intensive care cot that mimics the womb, and the Evelina Hospital School will be able to hire a professional storyteller who will work with children to build their speaking and communications skills.
Marian Ridley, Director of Evelina London, said: ’Thank you to Chris and the whole team at Southwark News for dedicating so much time and effort to fundraising for Evelina London. They made an incredible commitment, took on some difficult challenges to raise money for us, and their efforts will have a big impact.'
Chris adds: ‘The more that we as a company have learnt about Evelina London and what it does, the more we’ve been struck by just how important their work is.
‘Our appeal has come to an end, but we hope that readers and local people will continue to support Evelina London in whatever way they can.’