Appeal: George and the Giant Pledge
Sometimes people you’ve never met can have the most profound effect on you. It’s happened to me, and without doubt thousands of others who have heard the heartbreaking story of George Woodall from Reigate.
This is George.
He’s four years old, and on January 3 he was diagnosed with cancer. In those few short weeks, he’s already become well acquainted with the Royal Marsden Hospital. And during the next year he will continue to do so. Over the coming months, George will will undergo chemotherapy, surgery, radiotherapy and then more chemo for good measure.
My heart breaks for this family. And for this gorgeous little boy. But George’s parents, Vicki and Woody, are facing this thing head on, and while enduring this awful journey with their son, they’ve pledged to raise £100k for the Royal Marsden to help support the work and research of the children’s team.
They achieved that target within weeks, but are hoping to raise more to help fund the Marsden’s work in research, treatment, diagnosis and patient care.
This is what they have to say about the team at the Marsden: “The doctors and nurses at The Royal Marsden do an abso-bloody-lutely amazing job. Not just with George, but with all the kids who have had their childhood rudely interrupted by cancer. Why they don’t wear capes to work is beyond us!”
I’m very happy to share the link here for those of you who are touched by the Woodalls and want to help the Royal Marsden:
Every penny raised will go directly to the Royal Marsden.