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Paediatric Fitting Room In Memory Makeover

Thanks to an amazing fundraising effort from Jeevan’s Legacy, the paediatric fitting room at the West Midlands Rehabilitation Centre has been treated to a £10,500 makeover.
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BCHC Charity would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to Jeevan’s Legacy who have raised £10,500 to refurbish the paediatric fitting room at the West Midlands Rehabilitation Centre.

Jeevan’s Legacy was established by Cathy Dhanda in memory of her son Jeevan who died in August 2014 aged just 18. One of Jeevan’s dreams had been to set up a children’s charity which led his family to establish Jeevan’s Legacy.  

A beautiful fundraising benefit organised by Cathy funded the bulk of the project, whilst Manny Dhanda (Jeevan’s brother) and his fiancée Jess also ran the Hackney Half Marathon in 2019 to help raise further funds. Manny said; “Jeevan worked tirelessly to do well at school in the hope he would have a successful career in  

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finance, which he believed would allow him to set up a children’s charity. Jeevan’s Legacy is our way of keeping that dream alive. We are immensely proud of the amount we have raised and honoured that we have had the opportunity to fundraise for a cause that is very close to our hearts."

The room was transformed by local interior designer Nikki Shaw, who took on the exciting challenge of creating a space that is practical and functional, as well as inviting and suitable for children of all ages. The fitting room has now been enhanced with new furniture, technology, storage solutions and décor, and has become a space which families accessing the service can enjoy during their appointments.

The official opening of the Jeevan's Legacy Room took place on the 18th December 2020 and was described by Jos Van Mulken, Service Lead for Specialist Orthotics, Prosthetics and Amputee Rehabilitation, as “very emotional and heart-warming. The refurbishment of the paediatric clinic room has and will make a difference to our children during their amputee rehabilitation”.

Senior Occupational Therapist Sue Barlow said; “The room is not only very functional, but it is a bright cheerful space that is a pleasure to work in. The families who attend have all commented positively on the transformation, and the new toys are being well used therapeutically. The whole team and patients are delighted and we thank Cathy and Nikki very much”. 

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