Richard House Annual Ball 2010
On behalf of everyone at Richard House Children’s Hospice, I would like to say a huge thank you for donating a prize for the Richard House Annual Ball 2010 on Tuesday 2nd December. We would like to inform you that thanks to your kind support we have raised approx. £100,000 which is truly an amazing achievement.
Your involvement is invaluable in helping Richard House continue to support children and families. Zoha, now 12 years of age, started receiving care at the hospice in 2002. Zoha was diagnosed with Osteoporosis, more commonly known as Marble Bone Disease. It is an extremely rare condition that causes the bone to become dense but also causes the skeleton to become brittle and liable to fracture at the same time. This condition can cause trapped nerves, a susceptibility to illnesses, a need for constant blood transfusions, as well as many other secondary conditions. It affects one in six million people with an average life expectancy of between five to seven years old. Zoha is now 12 years of age and one of the oldest surviving children with this condition, something which her mum Riffat has accredited to the care that Richard House Children’s Hospice has given her. Zoha’s parents were able to take their princess to the ball this year and we would like to thank you for all your support.
It is down to our supporters, people like you, that we are able to offer these vital services to our children and their families.
Once again, thank you for your continuing support to Richard House.