The Murray Parish Trust received a very generous donation of £10,000 from the Barker-Mill Foundation to go directly towards the continued support of the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at Southampton University Hospital.

Established in 1995, The Barker-Mill Foundation mainly makes donations to local charities, schools, organisations and individuals needing support primarily in south west Hampshire and the total amount donated by the Foundation to date stands in excess of £3 million.

Tim Jobling, trustee at the Barker-Mill Foundation, said: “The work that The Murray Parish Trust do for our local PICU at Southampton Hospital is inspiring. Sarah, James and the team are constantly fundraising and doing all they can to raise the money the unit needs to give the best care for critically ill children.

“We feel very honoured to support such a well deserving charity and worthy cause.”

The donation from The Barker-Mill Foundation will take us a step closer to achieving our goal of the additional fully equipped bed spaces. The equipment for each bed space costs just over £60,000 and the building work required to increase the physical space will cost a further £280,000.

Sarah Parish said: “We approached the Barker-Mill Foundation having read about their dedication and commitment to supporting worthy causes that benefit the wider community around them. We are delighted that they have chosen to support our cause.

“Their generous donation will go directly towards paying for life saving bed space equipment and will in turn help to save many more young lives in the future.”

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