Peter Pan runner is ready to fly
AN Uxbridge IT worker will be running in the half marathon to help sick and terminally ill children.
David Booth, 33, hopes to raise £1,000 for the Peter Pan ward at Hillingdon Hospital to support the ‘amazing’ work they do – whilst dressed as the character himself.
He said: “The Peter Pan ward deliver fantastic support to children who become poorly. Sadly, the demand is ever growing and now a building extension is required to accommodate the kids who require treatment.
“There is also a hope to build separate units which will allow the children’s parents to stay with their kids through the nights.
“There will be a need to decorate and furnish and ideally equip a room which would be designed to help relax, entertain and help recovery for the kids.”
Father-of-one Mr Booth, who works in Uxbridge and lived in Hillingdon for 30 years, has friends and family who work as part of the Peter Pan ward team.
He said: “They support the kids on a daily basis – I think the work they do is amazing.
“I can only imagine how difficult it must be caring for so many poorly children and hope I can help ease the pressures with some improvements.
“I believe that the kids who have to visit the ward will benefit from the work and it would be wonderful to help improve the conditions and experience for the patients.”
Mr Booth will be running the Hillingdon Half Marathon on Easter Monday, March 28.
If you would like to sponsor him to raise money for the Peter Pan ward, visit his JustGiving page.
n STRAIGHT ON TILL MORNING: David Booth is training to run in aid of the Peter Pan Ward at Hillingdon Hospital