Supporting a special place in our community
Surrey CCC and the Kia Oval have agreed a charity partnership with the Evelina London Children’s Hospital. Based on the the St Thomas’ Hospital site just ten minutes from the Kia Oval, Evelina cares for children and young people from across south London and south east England.
It offers a unique range of services from antenatal diagnosis through to childhood and into adolescence. Evelina London also supports children in the local community and in their homes.
The partnership has been renewed for the 2015 season and is designed to be a long term association between Surrey and Evelina.
So far this year, the club has raised money for Evelina by the following means:
- Sales Manager Katherine Smith running the London Marathon
- Fans making voluntary donations whilst buying tickets for the NatWest T20 Blast
- Silent Auctions at the Royal London One Day International and Investec Ashes Test Match
- Selling ‘Final Test Chutney’ made from left over produce after the Test Match finished early
- Selling strips of the outfield removed to make space for the new Peter May Stand
- Donation of tickets to charity auctions
- Evelina London ‘themed’ NatWest T20 Blast match against Kent on June Friday 19th
In 2014, fans, staff and players succeeded in raising over £55,000 through a variety of different events:
- Caesar the Lion ran the London Marathon
- Assistant Head Coach Stuart Barnes cycled the London Night Rider
- The ground held a 5k run and Family Fun Day
- Surrey players visited the hospital during their pre-season training
- The Kia Oval hosted an Evelina London themed match in the NatWest T20 Blast
The reason we are raising money is to help children like Isaac, Charlotte and Cissy
We’re very excited that Surrey CCC has chosen to support Evelina London Children’s Hospital. We care for around 50,000 children each year in our hospital and in the community.
Fundraising support helps us to carry out life-changing research and treat our patients using the latest medical equipment.
Grenville Fox, Joint Clinical Director of Evelina London Children’s Hospital