Our values, including respect, responsibility, integrity, and growth, reflect our commitment to ethical and economic responsibility. We like to fulfil our philanthropic objectives by finding ways to give back to our communities, which is why every year we will choose a charity to support that is close to our hearts.
Charity of the Year
Our charity of the year for 2022 will be The Brompton Fountain and Director, Gary Exall tells us why:
“The Brompton Fountain provides vital support and resources, medical equipment and services that are not normally supplied by the NHS. They work closely with the hospital teams within the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and children’s wards. They fundraise to improve the quality of life for their young patients and their families and make a real difference when it’s needed most. This charity relies solely on the kindness and generosity of supporters who fundraise for them, so that they can continue their vital work.
My Goddaughter Poppy became a Brompton Baby before she was even born, when it was discovered she would need life saving heart surgery from the moment she arrived into the world. Poppy had this surgery when she was just 4 days old and during this time Poppy’s parents received an unwavering amount of unconditional support from the Brompton Team.
Poppy recovered well from her first surgery, but at only 9 months old, she was diagnosed with another devastating new heart condition and underwent another successful major open-heart surgery
To this day Poppy continues to thrive and is the most amazingly happy, little girl. To Poppy’s family the support and expertise they experienced from The Royal Brompton and The Brompton Fountain was literally lifesaving.
The Brompton Fountain provided Poppy and her family with experiences that helped them through their journey. For example, the most beautiful singing team came to Poppy’s bedside and sang “fly me to the moon” the night before Poppy’s surgery, which she loved. The playroom was a wonderful escape from all the wires and all the constant invasive and often upsetting tests. The beautiful distractions and toys that were provided definitely kept Poppy and her family smiling through some horrendous times.
This is just a tiny part of what the Brompton Fountain does to keep the unbearable bearable, which is why we will be asking our communities to support us in our efforts to support them
We will be posting regular updates on our blog and across our social channels throughout the year to let you know how we are getting on, and how you can help us support this incredible charity.’