A Swanwick mum is to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital after being inspired by her toddler son.
Genna Curtis, 26, from Pentrich Road, along with her colleagues at Phones 4 U in Alfreton are preparing to stage a bake sale and raffle at the store to raise funds towards paying for a new en-suite bedroom to help sick children and their families feel at home while they are treated at the famous London children’s hospital.
The rooms, which cost £100,000, provide greater privacy and allow parents and carers to sleep at their child’s beside, during their recovery during what can be astressful and frightening time for youngsters in hospital.
Genna knows first hand the worries of having a sick child as her three-year-old son Kennedy has suffered with lung problems since he was a baby.
She said: “Kennedy is my inspiration to support this cause, we’ve spent a lot of time in local hospitals together.
“Kennedy is currently undergoing tests for cystic fibrosis, so when I was given a fundraising pack, including some life stories of children similar to my son, I knew that I had to get involved. I’d absolutely love to raise as much money as possible to help others in a similar position to myself.”
The bake sale and raffle will take place on Saturday, August 2, at the Phones 4 U store on Institute Lane, Alftreton.
Mobile phone chain Phones 4 U has also been raising money for Great Ormonde Street, and has so far raised £49,859 which is 49 per cent of what it hopes to raise.
It is inviting anyone who cannot get to Genna’s bake sale to text their donations to the charity fund.
To give £5 to Great Ormond Street Hospital the cause you can text PCET50.