Air Charter Service funds isolation room for cancer patient caregivers
Dec 23, 2019: Global aircraft charter broker Air Charter Service has funded an isolation room at Kingston hospital’s paediatric ward and raised £30,953 for Momentum Children’s Charity. The Charity cares for families with children who have cancer or life-challenging conditions in Surrey, UK (where the company’s headquarters is based) and the surrounding areas.
Tina Leach, head of ACS’s Charity Committee, said, “The isolation room is for young patients who may be particularly susceptible to infection, so can be a lonely place – some children can spend several days in these rooms and an environment like this can really help the healing process. It was great to see the results of some of our fundraising – the entire paediatric ward has been beautifully decorated by Momentum and is designed to help young patients feel more at ease during exceptionally tough times in their lives."
Apart from organising fund-raising activities bake sales, raffles, auctions and quizzes for other charities, ACS staff took part in fundraisers specifically for Momentum Children’s Charity, such as Spartan endurance races, Dragon Boat races, an Easter egg sale and, most recently, a sponsored skydive.
Bianca Effemey, CEO and founder, Momentum Children’s Charity said, “We are so grateful to Air Charter Service for their loyal and continued support. The money raised has enabled us to transform an isolation room in Kingston Hospital and will continue to help fund a range of family support services, making a big difference to our families when they need it most.”
Air Charter Service supports a number of charities around the world; these include the international charity Save the Children, Macmillan Cancer Support and another charity local to its London HQ, the Dysart School.