At last years Pirates Charity Premiere we raised 54,080.13€. Which meant that each of our 5 charities received 10,816.03€. We'd like to thank everyone you helped, contributed and donated in aid of our annual charity event.
We've detailed below how the money we raised last year was spent and a personal thank you to all of you from each of them.
Great Ormond Street Hospital
The money raised went towards the rebuilding and redevelopment of the Hospital. Also into research, GOSH are currently embarking on a 5-year research strategy to target rare diseases in childhood. The latest and replacement medical equipment and Parent accommodation and support services for families and patients."That’s an incredible amount to have raised, thank you and well done. I hope you’re all really proud of this achievement."
Sarah McCarthy - Community Fundraising Executive GOSH
Son Espases Hospital
The money raised so far has been used in various projects including redecorating the doors of each room with cartoon characters making them look less like hospital bedrooms. Something we learned very early on our many visits to Great Ormond Street was the biggest challenge was to make the hospitals look less like hospitals so the children could relax. We have also helped redecorate a new pirate ship-themed CAT scan in the Paediatric Department. Some 350m² of decorative vinyl wrapping gave Son Espases entry into a very select group of hospitals to implement such an idea, alongside the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York, the Hospital Municipal Jesus in Rio de Janeiro and Hospital San Juan de Dios in Barcelona. In each case they’ve proven that this fantasy décor creates a warm, inviting, relaxing atmosphere and reduces levels of anxiety - making life easier for patients and professionals alike. The number of young patients who need sedation to conduct a scan is reduced by 20%, a significant amount considering Son Espases carries out around 4,000 CAT scans in the room each year.
"En nombre del Hospital, muchas gracias Richie!"
Juan Carlos González Otermin -Head of Communication Son Espases
The money raised has been used towards life-saving research into beating blood cancer. They fund the research that benefits patients most – they don’t just do research for research’s sake. But they still invest in curiosity. They'll fund that spark of an idea, because those sparks can lead to breakthroughs - real, tangible discoveries that’ll change the world. They're currently funding over 1,000 researchers and clinicians across over 220 active research projects, as well as countless more awards to train the research leaders of the future. Where they've invested, survival rates and quality of life have improved.
"We’re proud to say that UK blood cancer research leads the world, thanks to the money we’ve been able to invest because of you."
Emma Boffey – Regional Fundraising Coordinator, Bloodwise
Help For Heroes
The money raised helps provide a National Network of services that helps wounded service personnel and loved ones to rebuild their lives.
"Thank you so much for all you have done to help our wounded service men and women, it is very much appreciated."
Natalie Mackay | Supporter Relationships Advisor, Help For Heroes
Your generous donation went towards the purchase of a specially converted mini-bus for ABDEM, the Society for multiple sclerosis here in Mallorca.
"Congratulations on a super evening. You must have put in so much work but it showed as the whole evening ran like clock-work."
Toni Wimbourne - Calvia Lions
"Wow, that is fantastic!Thanks very much to you and your Team - this will make a big difference!"
Bryan Visser - Calvia Lions