Cricket match for Dan

20.09.17   Categories: Patient stories, Supporter stories

In 2009, Jane’s son Dan was in a car accident and rushed to a local hospital but due to his injuries was transferred to King’s College Hospital – where Jane and the family stayed for the week.

Sadly, just two weeks before his 18th birthday, Dan caught pneumonia and passed away.

‘The staff were absolutely brilliant. The nurses and doctors were fantastic and showed their full support.  It was this passion and care that Dan received that moved us to fundraise for King’s.’ says Jane.

Dan was a keen cricketer and it was because of this love that Jane decided to hold a charity cricket match.  The first match raised £3,500 and each match since has raised more and more money.

This year Jane decided to go bigger, not only have they continued with the tombola and raffle – which have brought in some fantastic prizes such as a cricket bat signed by both the England and Australian teams – but they have added a BBQ to try and get as many people as possible to attend.

Jane says ‘I just praise King’s. Every day if I could mention King’s College Hospital I would. I can’t thank them enough and we will carry on doing our fundraising each year and raise as much money as we can.’

Inspired by Jane’s story? You can sponsor her here or find out how you can take on your own challenge to support King’s College Hospital!


King’s College Hospital Charity. Registered Charity No. 1165593. Company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales No. 09987908. Registered address: King’s College Hospital, London SE5 9RS