As part of the inter office olympics that we are taking part in, we were introduced to a charity called COSMIC. COSMIC (Children of St Mary’s Intensive Care) was founded in 1994 to raise money for the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London, which treats around 400 desperately sick children every year. They invited us along to come and see what they do.We arrived with bags of chocolates and goodies for the ward. Chloe from Cosmic met us and together with Dr Simon Nadel gave us a tour of the ward. This is what our staff experienced yesterday.
I was astounded at the amount of support that Cosmic provide for the unit. They do excellent work helping to make life that little bit more bearable when a child is ill. There are so many small things that everyone can do to help! – Grant.
I always knew that a huge amount of effort is needed for charities such as Cosmic but I still did not realise just how much. The visit put everything into perspective on how much of our help charities such as Cosmic need. The fact that machinery can cost around £40,000 each and each bed needs 7 nurses was a surprise! It shows how much constant support is needed! – Marco
After visiting Cosmic, I felt completely overwhelmed at exactly what support is needed for the PICU. Not just the monetary support, but the number of additional employees and helpers that the charity needs to help everyone. If anything can be done to help them, regardless of amount or effort, it should be done. – Bhavesh
The work that Cosmic do is amazing., they are a wonderful charity.They are simply angels! – Sonal
Do take a look at their website to learn more about COSMIC and how you might be able to assist.