Message from the Chairpersons
In July 2006, we received the devastating news that our one-year-old grandson Zeevi who lives in Israel, had been diagnosed with cancer. From this point on, our son and daughter's lives were turned upside down as they made their often daily visit to Schneider Children's Medical Center for Zeevi's treatment. We made numerous trips to Israel to visit our grandson during those tumultuous 20 months and spent many days with him at Schneider Children's during his treatment. We therefore wanted to show our appreciation and thanks to the hospital and hence the UK Friends of Schneider Children's Hospital was born. Several years later, one of our granddaughters was also diagnosed with cancer and was successfully treated at Schneider Children’s. This inspired us even more to give something back to the Hospital.
Since the formation of our committee in 2008 we have held many events, from parlour evenings and coffee mornings, to supper quizzes and sponsored walks. We’ve participated in family events, such as theatre shows and the Maccabi GB Community Fun Run. We also receive generous donations for our Rosh Hashana and Pesach Appeals every year. Going forward, we’re planning to hold an annual fundraising dinner.
Over the years your donations have been used to purchase much needed Medical Equipment for the hospital such as a spectrophotometer, a calorimeter for the Gastroenterology Institute, ventilator for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), warming beds for the NICU, Pain Management infusion pumps and more. Most recently, we purchased a new and advanced incubator for the NICU, which was dedicated to the late Rosalie Silver, one of our dedicated committee members.
We are always very happy to welcome new volunteers to join us in our efforts. If you are interested in participating on our lively and passionate committee, or if you just wish to add your details to our database in order to find out about our upcoming events, please contact:
Cynthia Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org
Zena Behrman at email@example.com