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Race night for St George's Hospital Charity

25th January 2018

Ellie Devon from Banstead is holding a Race Night on Saturday 10th March to raise money for St George's Hospital Charity.

She decided to hold the event following treatment at St George's in January 2017, after she developed rare blood clots in her arms which led to the removal of two ribs.

She said: “The staff at St Georges acted incredibly. The nurses, the carers, the porters; helped me not just physically but mentally in such a scary time. If it wasn't for the doctors knowledge and efficiency it could have been a different story.”

Ellie was so grateful for the fantastic treatment she received from all staff, with special thanks to Professor Ian Loftus.

The experience of being in hospital also gave her a wake-up call that she wanted to follow her dreams, and now Ellie is flying through the skies as a Cabin Crew member for British Airways.

Ellie added: ‘It’s a very unusual thing that happened to me which is why I want to raise awareness and give back to St Georges what they gave to me. After all, a series of events since January have got me to where I am now and I think it’s important to make good of what was once bad.”

The event invites family and friends to enjoy a fun-filled evening, and with the help from supporters, Ellie is hoping to raise as much money as possible for the Cheselden Ward at St George’s Hospital.

Mari-Louise White, Community and Events Fundraising Manager for St George’s Hospital Charity, said: “We are so thankful that Ellie is putting on such a fantastic event. It’s going to be a great night raising vital funds and awareness for St George’s Hospital Charity. The amount raised from the event will have a real impact on both patients and staff.”

 You can read more of Ellie’s story here

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