Long-standing friends of Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Dr Peter and Helen Pang have made a generous donation of £10,050 towards our 7 in 10 Children’s Mental Health Appeal.
The couple are dedicated to supporting children and young people’s mental health, especially given the alarming rise in referrals to Alder Hey and across the country since the COVID-19 lockdown began.
Helen Pang told us
“Children are our future, and it is more important than ever that we take care of their physical and mental wellbeing. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children’s mental health is very worrying and it is so important that we have the facilities and support available for them, when they need it.”
Peter and Helen Pang first supported Alder Hey Children’s Charity in 2016 with two very humbling donations totalling £25,000, after their grandson Eddie fractured his thumb playing football and was cared for by our A&E and Orthopaedics teams. During his treatment at Alder Hey, 9 year old Eddie was inspired to see one of his footballing heroes, Jamie Carragher, listed on our donor board. He wished that he would be able to have his name on the same board as the Liverpool legend, and his wish was made true by his generous and inspiring grandparents. Dr & Mrs Pang have stood with Alder Hey Children’s Hospital ever since, helping us to support over 330,000 children and young people every year.
Dr Pang added
“We are so fortunate to have Alder Hey Children’s Hospital here in Liverpool, delivering the highest level of expertise and modern, purpose-built facilities. The Catkin Centre and Sunflower House are going to provide an inspiring home for the services that children and young people so urgently need. We were fortunate to visit the construction site to see the progress so far, and we are very glad to be able to help in any way we can.”
Donations to our 7 in 10 appeal have helped us to raise over £2,700,000 towards enhancing the new buildings, but we still have a way to go to reach our £3m target. Every donation will make a difference to children and young people’s mental health services, providing the right support for each child at the time they need us most.
“We encourage everyone to join us in supporting this vital appeal. The effect of lockdown on children has been devastating and the work that the Crisis Team at Alder Hey are doing right now shows that. I know we can all make a difference to children and help to give them the happy, bright futures they deserve.”
We extend our gratitude to Dr Peter and Helen Pang for their wonderful contribution towards of appeal. Every penny has the potential to change lives and create bright futures for children and young people who need Alder Hey’s support.
Picture taken before current enhanced restrictions.