Feel Better With Film

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/MediCinema

Total raised

£3,225.00
from a target of £5,000.00

Total raised (+ Gift Aid)

£3,513.25

Offline total

£1,012.00

Robert and his parents in the MediCinema

Robert with his parents

“The difference that MediCinema has made to Robert’s time in hospital is incredible. They’ve given him something to look forward to and they’ve put a smile back on his face. Please support their Christmas Appeal and help MediCinema continue their work throughout the festive period and long into the New Year.”

Eunice, Robert’s mum 

Eunice’s son, Robert, suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, an incurable condition that causes his muscles to weaken.  In May this year, he suffered a bout of pneumonia so severe it caused his heart to stop. Thankfully, doctors were able to save his life by a fitting a tracheostomy and ventilator, but understandably, the experience left Robert feeling extremely anxious and unable to move about freely.

After four months Robert was still in ITU. He hadn’t left the ward once.

Luckily, however, one of Robert’s nurses knew about the hospital’s MediCinema and after some gentle persuasion by the cinema manager, Sheila, she convinced Robert to give it a go. She felt it would give him something to look forward to and hopefully ease his troubles.

And it did!

Once the lights went down, Robert was transported into another world and for the first time in months, he felt like himself again. When he returned to the ward, his nurses immediately saw a positive change in him. One of them even commented that he was the happiest she’d ever seen him.

Eunice explains: “When Robert went to the ward after the screening, all the nurses said how much better he seemed. He was so much more positive and probably the happiest I’ve seen him in month.

“Now Robert goes to MediCinema as often as possible. It gives him a break from ITU, he gets to see all the latest films and we get to spend some quality time together as a family.  MediCinema really has helped make his hospital stay more bearable. And I can’t thank them enough.”

It costs £12 to give one patient a night at the movies. Please donate £12, or whatever you can afford, to give the gift of film to sick children and adults, like Robert. Thank you.

Select the amount you wish to give

£12.00  Give one patient a night at the movies

£36.00  Give one patient and parents a night at the movies

Total donations: £2,213.00

Anonymous

04.01.17

£36.00 (+ £9.00 giftaid)

Anonymous

04.01.17

£50.00 (+ £12.50 giftaid)

Mark Elliott

29.12.16

£1000.00

Best Wishes from Mark Elliott & The Eomac Team

Sarah

27.12.16

£12.00 (+ £3.00 giftaid)

My partner and I were amazed to discover this when he was in St Thomas's for a week. Medicinema makes such a difference, thank you.

Caroline Stead

25.12.16

£12.00 (+ £3.00 giftaid)

I'm lucky to be able to go to the cinema as I please; I'd love someone else to have the chance to enjoy this experience.

Graham Purkiss

24.12.16

Thank all at medicinema for everything that you do.

Martin Kennedy

23.12.16

Keep up the good work

Anonymous

22.12.16

£12.00 (+ £3.00 giftaid)

Debby Flannery

21.12.16

£5.00 (+ £1.25 giftaid)

I've had a few stays in hospital and could see how a cinema would bring a bit of normality and escape to people.

Gordon

19.12.16

£500.00 (+ £125.00 giftaid)

Exactly one year ago I was seriously ill in hospital over xmas and am forever grateful for the help I received. Hopefully this way I can give something back this way to help lighten the load for others.