BBC’s Antiques Road Trip Auctioneer Charlie Ross; Wendy Horrobin; NDF Trustee Theresa Peacock & Downton Abbey’s Matt Barber

Charity Concert

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 resesarch 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.