Each year at Rachel Staggs Aesthetics we sponsor a charity close to our heart - in previous years we have chosen Mind, Macmillan, The Katie Piper Foundation and Refuge.
This year is an incredibly special one. This year we have chosen to Royal Brompton and Harefield Charity. This one is especially close to Rachel’s heart.......A word from Rachel.
As some of you know my younger brother was suddenly admitted to hospital at the beginning of this year. To cut a very long story short he was diagnosed with a very rare congenital heart condition. After much investigation by the amazing team at the Royal Brompton, it was discovered he needed a very complex open-heart surgery procedure.
That surgery took place last in August at the time of writing this Ian is still in the hospital.
Being at the hospital pretty much every day and having seen first hand what truly incredible work they do for babies, children and adults, as a family we feel we need to give something back to The Royal Brompton and Harefield Charity.
We had no idea such specialist work gets minimal funding from the NHS and relies massively on fundraising and support of people like us.
We will be eternally grateful to our wonderful NHS but most importantly the surgeon and amazing team of nurses who saved Ian’s life. Ian spent time in intensive care and they have quite literally had my brothers life in their hands and performed nothing short of a miracle.
Ian has been a warrior and after only a very short time he has been moved to the high dependency unit which it where he is today.
Every single person that we have been in contact with has been professional, caring and compassionate.
We will be eternally grateful to everyone involved in getting Ian to this stage and beyond.
It is our plan to raise as much money for them as we can to help enable them to continue saving lives on a daily basis.
Those of you who know me know I hate running but myself and Sacha have signed up to London landmarks half marathon. We are also organising a charity Quingo, Bake-off, Walk and other events to raise money. Please look out for details of these events as we would love you to join us.
As Ian’s condition is extremely rare he is keen for the money raised to go towards the research into rare heart conditions and other areas of the hospital that without funding simply couldn’t operate.
Please help us reach our goal and donate at Ian Solari (My Little Bro) Charity Page