New music equipment for the neurology ward after football fans’ fundraising

22 Aug 2017

Funds raised by auctioning off Spurs merchandise have allowed the Neurology team at The Royal London Hospital to purchase new music equipment for patients on the ward.

Presenting the cheque to staff on the neurology ward at The Royal London

Kathryn’s partner Martin was admitted to The Royal London’s Neurology ward with abscesses on the brain and sadly passed away three months later. During his stay, Kathryn noticed that music was something that Martin was responding to.

She wanted to give something back to the staff who cared so well for him, and fundraised by auctioning Tottenham Hotspur prizes such as match tickets, an unused champions league football and a signed Harry Kane England shirt. With a little help from her friend Mark, she raised over £2,000 for the ward.

The donation has now been used for the ward to purchase musical equipment like headphones, radios and portable DVD players, for other patients to listen to music.

Kathryn says: “Hopefully they will get many years of pleasure from the equipment and it will help many of the patients on their road to recovery.”

We'd like to once again thank Kathryn and Mark (pictured right, handing over their cheque) and everyone who contributed to the fantastic amount raised. Giving the gift of music to future patients is a very meaningful way to honour Martin’s memory.

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