Charity News – Fundraising

Last year, my friend Sanjeev Sharma contracted Covid-19 and was taken to A&E at the Queen’s Medical Centre on the 25th March. He had no underlying health conditions and his diagnosis came after he returned home from London, where he’d been working on a crown court case the week before the first national lockdown.

Medical professionals gave Sanjeev a prognosis of 50-50, and that ventilation was their only option. Sanjeev was placed in an induced coma for the best part of 14 days, spending a further two weeks in hospital recovering, one week being in intensive care.

He was discharged on April 21st last year and had to learn how to walk all over again.

In October, Sanjeev, myself, Raj Sharma and Dr Chandan Sharma, Inderjit Singh and Pawan Kumar took on the challenge of climbing Mount Snowdon in Wales, to raise money for the hospital trust which saved Sanjeev’s life.

We successfully managed to raise around £42,000 and handed the check over to Nottingham Hospitals Charity on June 24th.

The money raised will support three areas of the Nottingham Hospitals Charity. The first being a Long Covid Research Appeal which will help fund research into the best treatments for patients suffering from this condition.

The second area supported is the respiratory department, which has taken such good care of Sanjeev and many others who have suffered during the pandemic.

The third is to support staff who work at Nottingham’s hospitals, who have been so incredible during such an extremely challenging year.

To read the full article featured in the Nottingham Post, please follow the link below:

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