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Team UK Legg Mason

3 team members

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Target £0.00

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Team story

[p][u]The Challenge[/u][/p][p]The Legg Mason held a 24 hour table tennis challenge or Pingpongathon which ran from 8am on Thursday 26 July until 8am Friday 27 July.[/p][p]There were challenges between colleagues and fun and games for players of all abilities.[/p][p][u]The Reason[/u][/p][p][b]Our friend Sophie, a cardiac physiologist at GOSH gave us some insights into what the new lab would mean for the children and what life changing procedures they will now be able to do with your donations:[/b][/p][p]CASCAID is raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital’s (GOS) Cardiac Catheter lab. GOS are the largest centre for children’s heart surgery in the UK and one of the largest centres for heart transplantation in the world. [/p][p]The purpose of the Catheter lab is to gather evidence in the diagnosis of cardiac or pulmonary disease and to carry out interventional procedures. Including procedures to close holes in the heart using a device, valve replacements or inflation of balloons to enlarge narrowed vessels in the heart, electrophysiology studies, pacemaker and internal defibrillator implantation for children with heart rhythm problems. [/p][p]The Cardiac Catheter lab is so important as it allows for non-surgical repair of congenital heart defects as all catheter procedures are performed using a catheter (thin, plastic tube) that is fed through the veins or artery usually in the groin until it reaches the heart, saving the child from having unnecessary open-heart surgery.[/p][p]The current Cardiac Catheter lab is getting to a point where expensive x – ray equipment and monitoring systems are starting to fail on a weekly basis, having a huge impact on the children and the care they are receiving, often delaying crucial treatment. X - ray equipment is the most expensive as you need to control the radiation exposure, but it’s essential as we use it to see where the catheters are in the heart. With open heart surgery you can see where you are but this is not possible with closed chest procedures - hence the X-ray machines are vital.[/p][p][b]A new lab would mean the world to the children and their families allowing GOS to improve and save the lives of the children. The lab is used to help children of all ages ranging from a few day old babies up to teenagers before they get transitioned to an adult hospital to continue treatment.[/b][/p][p] [/p][p] [/p][p][i] [/i][/p][p][i] [/i][/p][p][b][i] [/i][/b][/p][p][i] [/i][/p]
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Aug 10, 2018

Joanne B

Congrats on a unique event for a great cause.


Aug 10, 2018



Jul 29, 2018

Lorri and June

Well done to Chris and the team - a superb effort for an extremely worthy cause!


Jul 28, 2018

Jane bidgood

Jul 28, 2018

Roger Bidgood

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jul 27, 2018

Margaret and Martin

Well done Chris. A very good cause.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jul 27, 2018

Silvia Penta

Great initiative! Proud of you guys!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jul 27, 2018


Great event for a worthy cause!


Jul 27, 2018

Dan Gilmore

Congratulations! Great cause.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jul 27, 2018

James Washington

Because I lost to Bradley....

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

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