NNUH to get it's very own GoGoGorilla

A local father has donated a GoGoGorilla to the Jenny Lind Children’s Department at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) as a gesture of appreciation for the treatment his son has received.

Isaac Betts, aged 7, has been a patient of Dr Nandu Thalange, Consultant Paediatrician since birth and his father Liam, a local Norwich businessman, decided to bid for the “Catch Me While You Can” gorilla during the recent auction at the Norwich Forum, with the specific intention to donate it to NNUH. Liam’s company Gasway, had sponsored this gorilla as part of the GoGoGorilla trail in Norwich city centre this summer to raise funds and awareness for Break and the Born Free Foundation.

Liam Betts, Managing Director of Gasway said “Following the huge success of the GoGoGorillas! campaign and my company taking the opportunity to sponsor “Catch Me While You Can” it seemed the perfect way to recognise this by paying such a fitting tribute to all the good work that Dr Nandu Thalange has done for many families including mine. It is our wish for families to have a really special focal point at the entrance when arriving at the Jenny Lind Children's Department at NNUH.”

Emma Dolman, Matron for Children’s Services said “We are very grateful to Liam and Gasway for donating the “Catch Me While You Can” gorilla to us – it will be such a lovely welcome for our patients when visit the Jenny Lind Children’s Department.”

Photo opportunity:
Monday 21st October at 1.00pm outside the Jenny Lind Children’s entrance, Liam and his son Isaac will formally handover the “Catch Me While You Can” gorilla to the NNUH

Thursday 17th of October 2013 09:00:19 AM