Medway Hospital Charity’s Family Fun Day

A Family Fun Day at Gillingham Football Club to raise money to refurbish the children’s ward’s playroom at Medway Maritime Hospital has raised more than £11,000.

Organised by Ann McKinnon, Play Specialist at Medway NHS Foundation Trust, the event on Saturday 13 May was incredibly popular with hundreds of families attending.

It was supported by guest of honour, Mister Maker, who opened the event and met hundreds of fans, Gillingham Football Club, The Medway Hospital Charity, Hospital Radio Medway, St John Ambulance and more than 40 volunteers.

Ann McKinnon, said: “Organising an event of this size is a team effort and I could not have done this without an amazing support network. Special thanks go to Phil Gallagher (Mister Maker) for opening the event and spending the day meeting fans and to Gillingham Football Club for allowing us to use the venue. All their staff were amazing, especially Phil Catterick and Gary Newman.”

Donna Law, Charity and Fundraising Manager for The Medway Hospital Charity, said: “I’d like to thank everyone who attended the Family Fun Day to raise money for our children’s ward. Ann organised a fantastic event and her dedication to raise money for a new playroom on Dolphin Ward is incredibly inspiring.”

Thanks to the community’s support more than £7,200 was raised on the day, £3,398 donated through the Just Giving page and additional donations are still coming in.

If you’d like to support the playroom refurbishment, you can donate through the Just Giving Page:

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