An Iver family has pledged an incredible £100,000 for Frimley Health Charity’s Children’s Critical Care Appeal at Wexham Park Hospital.
Four year old Kamran Jabble was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in July 2004 and was first treated at the Slough hospital before being transferred to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford but sadly lost his fight against the disease.
His family set up the Kamran Jabble Leukaemia Fund and over the next few years raised over £1 million to fund an oncology ward, named Kamran’s Ward, at Oxford Children’s Hospital.
They continue to fund projects focused on building better healthcare for children and have now decided to work with the Frimley Health Charity to raise even more funds for the hospital where Kamran was first cared for.
Kamran’s father and grandfather, Kulvinder and Jagjit Jabble visited the Wexham Park team recently to present the £100,000 cheque.
Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Wexham Park Hospital, completed the build of the new children’s critical care unit in 2016 at a cost of £1.25m. The Frimley Health Charity’s appeal is now focussing on equipping this new facility with items above and beyond that provided by the NHS.
Head of fundraising Andrew House said: “We are blown away by Jagjit and Kulvinder’s generosity and cannot thank them enough. It brings our goal of raising £210,000 so much closer.
“Our dream is to create a first-class critical care facility for children in the area, where the highest level of quality care can be provided for the sickest children in their local hospital. It is especially important for young children to be treated as close to home as possible to help reduce the additional stress put on a child and their family when they are seriously ill.”
Kulvinder Jabble said: “Our son Kamran was first diagnosed and cared for at Wexham Park Hospital and we are pleased that the Kamran Jabble Leukaemia Fund can support the improvement of services here at our local hospital. Our motivation is to enable better care for children in this area.”
Even after their generous donation, the family are continuing to fundraise for the appeal.
If you would like to support the Children’s Critical Care Unit Appeal at Wexham Park Hospital, please contact Andrew House on 07468 758525 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Andrew added: “You could also join us on Sunday 23 July for Run Wexham – 10k and 2k trail runs through the beautiful countryside surrounding Wexham Park Hospital. Registration is open at https://www.frimleyhealthcharity.org/runwexham.