This week’s Charity Champion is a loving Wolverhampton sister who raised nearly £1,000 on behalf of the Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity in memory of her sister, who passed away four years ago.
Jeevy Gakhal, whose sister Harpreet passed away following a brain haemorrhage at the age of 17 years-old, chose to finish her time at Wolverhampton Girls’ High School by holding a huge dress-down day for the entire school raising a total of £967 in honour of Harpreet.
Eighteen year-old Jeevy said:
“I’m so happy we raised nearly £1,000 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity and I cannot thank everyone at Wolverhampton Girls’ High School enough for all of their support – my sister would be really proud!”
Having finished school in 2016, Jeevy, now a trainee accountant at KPMG, has supported the children’s hospital and charity for many years, by organising events such as sports days and cake sales.
The money raised in Jeevy’s final school fundraiser is to support the charity’s Magnolia House Appeal, due to be completed this year. Magnolia House will be a special centre where families can retreat away from the ups and downs of hospital life.
Jeevy’s told of how Magnolia House is something close to her heart as:
“After Harpreet passed away, we had a bereavement meeting in quite a small, cold room. “Thanks to Magnolia House, families will soon have much-needed time and space in a dedicated sanctuary being built within the hospitals garden and I’m proud to have helped make that possible”.
Annie Eytle, Acting Events and Regional Fundraising Manager at Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity, added:
“We would like to say a massive than k you to Jeevy and her fellow inspirational friends for the their phenomenal support over the years in memory of Harpreet.
“Where and how we give difficult and life-changing news in really important to us and our families and Jeevy’s kind donation will help to vastly improve this experience for everyone in the future.”