Irish businesses back the RNOH

Irish businesses back the RNOH

Posted by Sam Bowie on 01 July 2016

We are very excited to announce the launch of a new appeal which will result in the funding of a brand new adult ward at the RNOH.

The London Irish Appeal, sponsored by the Kelly Group, will form part of the RNOH Charity's Redevelopment Appeal.

It aims to fund all the specialist equipment for the new 32-bed adult ward, which is not covered by standard NHS support. The ward will treat patients with a range of complex conditions, such as bone tumours, spinal deformity and sarcoma, a rare form of cancer requiring highly specialised treatment.

Helen Corbett of the Kelly Group explained how the Irish community in London wanted to give something back to the RNOH.

“It’s all about helping the hospital out – many of us have family who have been treated there; it has treated a lot of Irish people over the years,” she said. “It’s also had very little repair since the Second World War and it hasn’t received enough funding.”

Rosie Stolarski, the RNOH Charity’s Director of Fundraising and Development, said: “The funds raised by the London Irish Appeal will, quite simply, transform the experience of the RNOH’s patients.

“They will enable us to purchase a range of equipment which will significantly improve our patients’ comfort, and the quality of care we are able to offer them.

“We cannot thank Tim Kelly, the Chairman of the Kelly Group, and the London Irish group enough for their support.”

If you would like to support the London Irish group's appeal, you can do so via their Virgin Money Giving page: