Supported Charity January 2022

George, the boy who inspired George's Windmills

I'd like to take this opportunity to introduce you to a very special little boy, George Allan Hatfield.

George was diagnosed with Biliary Atresia, a very rare liver disease, shortly after birth and was added to the transplant list. Four months later, George was given the life saving gift of a liver transplant and had the most incredible 6 months of perfect health and happiness before falling poorly again. It transpired that George had PTLD ( Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease), a rare and aggressive form of cancer (High Grade T-cell Monomorphic PTLD), caused by the immuno-suppressant medication he was receiving post-transplant.

Sadly, one week later George peacefully fell asleep in his Mummy & Daddy's arms at Great Ormond Street Hospital at just two years old.

George's Mummy and Daddy, Hayley and Anthony, founded George's Windmills, named after his love of windmills (or as he liked to call them, "mind-mills"), as a way to support other families going through similar heartbreaking circumstances as well as supporting the services that helped them.

Money raised is being used to:

  • Supply paediatric wards with toys
  • Support paediatric wards raising money to improve ward facilities
  • Providing children in paediatric wards with goodie bags so that they don't miss out on important celebrations such as Christmas.

They have also launched their own initiative called "Wish upon a Windmill". Families and children impacted by Childhood Liver Disease can literally wish upon a windmill and George's Windmills will work towards making those dreams come true. Whether that be helping to supply tickets for outings, a bouncy castle in the garden, or help purchasing that much requested toy, they will do what they can to make these little wishes come true.

I hope you will agree that this little charity born out of the most heartbreaking of circumstances deserves every little bit of support we can get them! So throughout January 2022 10% of profits from every sale will be going to George's Windmills and you can also donate directly here.

If you have a charity you would like us to support, please get in touch and let us know!

 

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