East Kent hospital fundraiser makes £300 for the dementia appeal 

On Saturday 4 May Tony Friend, a porter at QEQM, dressed up with his fellow cosplayers and managed to raise an amazing £300 for the dementia appeal fundraiser.

They did this by dressing up as Storm Troopers; entertaining and putting smiles on the faces of the visitors that attended on 4 May – a day that was chosen as it’s observed by fans of the Star Wars movie franchise.

The Dementia Appeal

With your help, East Kent Hospitals Charity wants to raise up to £500,000 to be spread across the five hospitals in East Kent, which will fund multiple projects to help support patients with dementia and make their time spent in hospital more enjoyable.

We launched our charity appeal with the goal that every patient living with dementia will leave hospital as fit and healthy as possible, rather than experience a decline in their condition that can happen when a person is in an unfamiliar environment for a length of time. Our projects will revolve around the everyday work of our hospitals to make sure they quickly deliver benefits for patients and their carers, families and friends.

Congratulations to Tony and the team. The force will be with you. Always!