Polly Parrot 2016

The club supported Basildon Hospital's Polly Parrot Appeal.

Treasurer Mike presents the cheque
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Our Support for Polly Parrot Appeal

Treasurer Michael Ginn attended the meeting of the Rotary Club of Basildon Concord  in support of the Polly Parrot  Appeal for the Children of our area.

Concord president Alison Messham  said: “We are delighted to welcome back Helen Mattock from Basildon Hospital who , with some of her colleagues, voluntarily give their time to raise funds, and to Michael Ginn of the Billericay Club who are similar supporters.“

Michael presented a cheque for £100 from our Club towards the appeal.  President Alison presented a cheque for £266, raised from a club function, on behalf of Concord.

The Polly Parrot Appeal raises funds for the children's wards at Basildon Hospital including the neonatal intensive care unit and children's oncology. Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Charitable Trust raised £164, 830 last year towards a fund-raising target of £250,000 which they hope to reach in 2017.

More than 28,500 children co into Basildon Hospital each year from Basildon, Thurrock, Brentwood and beyond with over 6,500 admissions into the children's wards annually and a further 2,000 emergency admissions and more than  20,000 outpatients. It serves as a receiving hospital from Great Ormond Street.