Apply →

We were very sad to hear that one of our most long-standing and dedicated supporters, Arthur George Thorniley, passed away this year aged 85.

Arthur was involved with MedEquip4Kids for over 15 years. During that time, he raised over £36,000 for us – a truly incredible contribution to children’s healthcare. Arthur took part in a number of treks and challenges in overseas locations including Peru, China, Morocco, Cuba, the Grand Canyon, the Himalayas, Kilimanjaro and Sinai.

Arthur’s young neighbours, Jack and Will Potter, wanted to raise some funds for his favourite charity in his memory, and in September they completed the “Mini Mudder” challenge, a 1-mile obstacle course mud run.

Jack and Will were supported by their mum, dad, sister Orla and friends, as well as Arthur’s daughter Alison, who came along to watch. We’re so grateful for their support.

Donate now

Donate Amount(Required)

“The specialist treatment chairs are a new vital resource for the therapy team and nursing staff to be able to safely and comfortably sit extremely complex, dependant, critical care patients out of bed. The chairs allow us to begin the patient’s rehabilitation journey by providing appropriate postural support at the same time as pressure relief to allow the patient to build the muscle strength to hold themselves up against gravity. This allows them to begin to interact with their environment in a more normal way, enabling them to participate in meaningful activities such as meal times and activities of daily living.”

Physiotherapy Team
Critical Care Unit
Royal Preston Hospital

Sign Up To Our Newsletter

By signing up to our newsletter you agree to our privacy policy