Let It Snow This Christmas

31 Jan 2023 Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, West Hill, Putney, SW15 3SW

Let it snow this Christmas for our patients and residents

After the success and joy that last year’s lights brought to the hospital, we will be sprinkling luminous snowflakes all over the building once more!

We need your help to spread festive cheer and joy to our patients, their families, staff and the local community. Whether you donate on our JustGiving page, sponsor a snowflake or visit our display, your support will help us to fund our much-needed Leisure and Family Services which provides a rich programme of recreational and social activities for people cared for at the hospital.

Could your company sponsor a snowflake?

If you would like to find out more about sponsoring a snowflake, please email corporate@rhn.org.uk

With thanks to our sponsors so far:

Why sponsor a snowflake? Cameron’s story

Most long-term residents at the RHN are wheelchair bound and dependent on others for daily needs. Without organised, specially adapted leisure provision, many find it difficult to participate in activities they enjoy and to discover new interests. They would have less opportunities to interact with others, with a negative impact on their quality of life. Raising money through our ‘Let it snow this Christmas’ project will help our charity fund its Leisure and Family Services as well as patient outings.

Cameron’s story

Cameron, 23, has been at the RHN since early 2020 after a cancer-related brain injury that not only affects him physically but also impacts his ability to retain information and memories. Cameron has not let his condition hold him back.

It is true, “if you don’t ask, you don’t get”. So, when Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability (RHN) resident Cameron asked if he could go and watch his beloved team AFC Wimbledon play at home, the RHN simply had to make it happen.

Thanks to the RHN’s Leisure and Family Services, AFC Wimbledon generously supplied tickets and access to a corporate box. Cameron was accompanied by his dad Martin and two members of staff, to comfortably watch the mighty Don’s draw 2-2 against Doncaster FC.

Cameron is local to the area and has supported AFC Wimbledon since childhood. Cameron remembered the excitement he felt in the morning and was delighted to be there on the day. Cameron had not been to a match since being admitted to the RHN, due to the stringent measures put in place to protect people from COVID-19.

Cameron got to meet all of the squad and is photographed below meeting his favourite player, defender Will Nightingale. Will presented him with a signed shirt and the match ball, to add to his already vast collection of Womble memorabilia.

With restrictions now easing and as the nation learns to live with COVID-19, Cameron is now regularly attending games and it is only with your support, our charity hospital can make this happen.



Thank you for your support.