NDF Chair Wendy Horrobin and Trustee, Theresa Peacock were honoured to attend the 20th Christmas Carol Concert in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.
The beautiful carol concert set in St Paul’s Church Knightsbridge was hosted by actor Matt Barber, and featured readings by Lord Julian Fellowes; Dame Penelope Wilton; Emilia Fox; Jason Isaccs; Jessia Hynes; Samantha Bond and star patient readers Paris and Rue.
After the concert there was a fundraising reception hosted by BBC TV’s
auctioneer Charlie Ross, raising money towards the new Sight and Sound
Centre at Great Ormond Street Hospital and research into treating the
Norrie disease hearing loss.
Wendy shared her son, Josh’s journey of living with Norrie disease from local care through to meeting specialists at Great Ormond Street Hospital who had knowledge and expertise in treating families with the condition.
Wendy spoke about how being treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital had made a huge difference to the family and given them hope for a brighter future for Josh especially with the pioneering hearing loss research which is taking place.
Wendy said ‘Currently there is no cure for Norrie disease, so treatments that target preserving hearing loss offer the difference between independence as an adult or not.’
The evening raised an incredible £300,000.
A huge thank you to Great Ormond Street Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity for all the amazing work you do and to Trailfinders for sponsoring the event.