"60 FOR 60"
60 wheelchairs for 60 NHS Hospitals
In 2012, in honour of her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee, Path to Success raised funds for 60 NHS hospitals and presented them in four locations of north, south, east and west of England.
Over Her Majesty’s many years of service, her commitment to the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and hundreds of Charitable interests has supported and inspired generations of Britons. To celebrate The Queen’s many years of service, Path to Success contributed in the lead up to this momentous year by running a campaign to celebrate this wonderful National Event and individual.
This flagship campaign was to provide 60 wheelchairs for 60 NHS hospitals in England, resulting in donation of 83 wheelchairs to 60 NHS Hospital costing from £295 to £8,000. Total funds raised in aid of this project was over £120,000.
We joined forces with Miriam González Durántez – Deputy Prime Minister’s wife as our Chief Patron and RT Hon Keith Vaz MP as one of our leading patrons.
Chief Patron, Mrs Miriam Gonzalez Durántez:
"I am honoured to have been given the chance to cooperate with Path to Success. The"60 for 60" campaign will have a tremendous impact on the lives of sixty disabled children and youngsters across the UK, by providing them not just with the wheelchairs that they need but also the autonomy, dignity and chance to enjoy their childhood that they deserve"
3 SPECIAL RECEPIENTS
An 11year old boy, suffers from Cerebral Palsy; he is able to walk short distances with walking sticks but needs a wheelchair for longer distances. Tom is a very motivated young man who is popular amongst his friends for his positive have a go attitude in life, a real inspiration. Tom received a light weight easy to propel wheelchair to enable him to keep up with his peers on the evening of the launch of "60 for 60"in 2011.
One of the recipients of a special powered wheelchair suffering from Incomplete Tetraplegia. Path to Success was delighted to support and help him think ABLE again. He was on the way to recovery from John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford to the real everyday world with help of his new wheelchair. We wish him success up the ladders of hope and mobility.
An 8 year old smart young lad suffering from Duchenne Muscular was presented with the lightest folding wheelchair in the world at the evening of "60 for 60" finale at Lancaster House. Jamie enjoys playing wheelchair basketball and football. We all at Path to Success wish him him success.
PRESENTATION IN BURNLEY
On 11th May 2012, Path to Success presented 15 wheelchairs to 14 hospital representatives, costing from £295 to £1,600, total sum of £14,768. The event held at East Lancashire NHS Trust (Burnley General Hospital) started with welcome speech by the Chair of the Trust – Ms Hazel Harding followed by Mrs Choudhrie – Founder of Path to Success and RT Hon Gordon Birtwistle, Burnley MP.
PRESENTATION IN OXFORD
Our second regional presentation was hosted by Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust on Wednesday 20th June 2012. Path to Success donated twenty-four wheelchairs to hospitals in the South Region of England costing £12,187.00. Our thanks to John Radcliffe Hospital – Ms Linda Hands for hosting this event. Our special guest speaker was Lord Lieutenant Tim Stevenson who made the event a great success with his inspiring and encouraging speech.
PRESENTATION IN BIRMINGHAM
Was held on 13th September 2012 hosted by Birmingham Heartlands Hospital. Ms Lisa Thomson – Director of Corporate Affairs, expressed her gratuity and support for “60 for 60”.
Mr Robert Mottram who is a valued member of Heartland’s Disability Advisory Group was presented at the event and shared his thoughts and experiences with us. Path to Success donated nineteen wheelchairs to 14 hospitals a value of £6,000.00.
PRESENTATION IN LEICESTER
14 NHS Hospitals in East Regional of England received a donation of fourteen wheelchairs in an event hosted by Hon Rt Keith Vaz Mp from Leicester East in Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre on Friday 26th October.
Amongst the attendees was The Lord Mayor of Leicester Councillor Abdul Osman to support the work of Path to Success.
FINALE IN LONDON
On 6th December 2012, Path to Success celebrated their great achievement in a gathering in a London venue. Amongst the supporters in this event was Hon Norman Lamb, Care Minister, who presented the last wheelchair to Ealing Hospital’s Children’s ward and marked the 83rd wheelchair donated by the charity.