Date of release: 30 September 2021
Two ten-year-olds put their best foot forward to raise nearly £1,500 for The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust’s charity in memory of their grandfather, who was a member of staff at New Cross Hospital.
Trevor Johnson passed away at New Cross Hospital on October 16th last year from COVID-19. He was a highly valued and much-loved member of the portering team at the Trust, which he joined in 2013.
Kayla Brice and Amelia Jones with some of Trevor's former colleagues
Cousins Kayla Brice and Amelia Jones, from Warstones in Wolverhampton, created a crowd funding page to raise money in memory of their grandad. The girls have well surpassed their target, having raised a total of £1,485 on their Crowd Funding page so far. The page is still open for those wanting to donate, at JustGiving.
They recently completed their challenge by walking more than 11 miles from Trevor’s house in Tettenhall, to New Cross Hospital, and then on to their homes in Warstones in one day. Staff working at New Cross Hospital came out to lend their support, and spared the time to give them a cheer when they passed by.
Rachel Robinson, Community and Events Fundraiser for the Trust Charity, said: “A big well done to Kayla and Amelia! We want to thank them both so much for their fundraising for the ICU and Maternity Ward.”
Their grandmother, Maureen Johnson, added: “I am so proud of what the girls have achieved.”
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