Wednesday, 17 March 2010

GOSH - Peter Pan Week

We’ve been extremely lucky with BG’s health, apart from having to spend her first night in the SBU with a heart murmur, which thankfully went away, she’s fit and healthy. Some children aren’t so lucky and they rely on hospitals such Great Ormond Street to look after them and make them better.

Great Ormond Street Hospital needs £50 million pounds a year to do what it does best, look after sick children, they do this by fundraising throughout the year and you can help.

JM Barrie gave all the rights to Peter Pan to Great Ormond Street Hospital in 1929, and this was later confirmed when he died in 1937. Since then, the hospital has received royalties every time a production of the play is put on, as well as from the sale of Peter Pan books and other products.

On 14 December 1929, at Barrie’s suggestion, the cast of a London production of Peter Pan came to the hospital and played out the Nursery Scene for the children, the first of a long tradition. Great Ormond Street Hospital now holds a Peter Pan Week. 

Peter Pan week is 26th -30th April. It's a week of Peter Pan themed fundraising
activities. There is a selection of fundraising ideas on the site such as a Captain Cooks treasure hunt, a Tinker Bell fairy cake sale or a Scarlet Day themed Mufti day at school 

On Friday 30th April at 9:15am a Guinness World record attempt will take place for the largest number of people dressed as Peter Pan 

There are some fun videos presented by Children's BBC SMART presenter, Kirsten O'Brien, demonstrating how to make your own Peter Pan costume

So if you want to get involved or think you children’s school or nursery want to be a part of Peter Pan Week, then click here for all the information you need. 


1 comment:

  1. Wonderful ideas , as a mother who has had her daughter twice go through major surgery and been told that her daughter might not make it i know how important fund-raising for these hospitals are.


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