The brother of a 15-month old boy who recently passed away, has made a kind and thoughtful donation to Amazon children’s ward following the sad passing of his brother in April.
10 year old Harry Overland from March raised an astonishing £1,000 by holding a series of events at his school including a poetry competition and a sponsored non-uniform day. His younger brother James spent a lot of time on Amazon ward with an extremely rare neurodegenerative condition called Menkes Disease. James very sadly died at Milton Hospice earlier this year.
“This is a particularly brave and heartfelt donation,” says Zoe Wilkinson, Play Team Leader. “Harry, James and their family spent a lot of time here with us on the ward and it was clear then that Harry was a very proud older brother. To have experienced such a great loss at his age and to still be coping with that, but to have the kindness to still want to fundraise, is truly amazing. Harry wanted to thank all of the staff who looked after James and we are immensely grateful to him for his efforts.”
The money raised will be used to buy specialist sensory equipment that James especially enjoyed during his admissions to Amazon ward.