Ruby’s championing hospital work - The Evesham Observer

Ruby’s championing hospital work

Evesham Editorial 12th Nov, 2018   0

A DEDICATED Pershore mum has been named as a charity champion by Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital for her recent efforts in fund-raising for the haemophilia unit based at the hospital.

Ruby Edwards, mum to 10 year-old-Noah, has raised more than £2,000 since 2013 after her little boy diagnosed with life-threatening blood conditions called Platelet Function Disorders.

With the support of local individuals and businesses, Ruby and Funny Blood – the cause she founded in 2009 to help Noah and children like him – continue to give back to the hospital who saved her son’s life.

Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital is a leading UK specialist paediatric centre, offering expert care to 90,000 children and young people from across the country every year. The hospital celebrates the men, women and children who support their fund-raising efforts on a regular basis, naming them as charity champions.

Ideas and projects from local supporters – including the award-winning enterprises from local students at the University of Worcester – have helped Ruby raise awareness of the rare blood conditions her son, and others, suffer from.

Through Funny Blood, the team have not only raised awareness but also fund-raised for the haemophilia unit at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and signposted information about Platelet Function Disorders over the last nine years.

2019 marks a decade of Funny Blood and the dedicated mum has vowed to celebrate the anniversary by raising even more money to help Noah and other children who live life with rare bleeding conditions.

“I am so grateful to everyone at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and the support from the team on the haemophilia unit. This is my way of giving something back to the hospital that continues to help my son,” she said.

Serena Daw, public fundraising manager at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital Charity, said: “We’re so thankful to Ruby for her on-going support for our charity and for raising an amazing £2,400 for us over the last four years. The money she has raised will go directly to the haemophilia unit.”

“We’re so glad to hear Noah is doing well and we wish him, Ruby and their family all of the best for the future.”


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