Rosie's Helping Hands - Changing Childrens' Lives
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The Memorial Fund
The Memorial Fund was the stepping-stone for Rosie’s Helping Hands.

Rosie Ross Memorial FundSean and I immediately felt that something positive should come from Rosie’s tragic death. Rosie was a young girl full of life, love and fun and that is how we want people to remember her.

Initially the fundraising was for both the Accident and Emergency Department and Theatres at City Hospital to buy them much
needed equipment. Shortly after losing Rosie we found her ‘Will’
which was more of a ‘Thank you’ to the people she loved. In this
document Rosie asked for some of her money to go to Breast
Cancer Research.

Donations began flooding in along with suggestions of ways in which money could be raised. The Rosie Ross Memorial Fund became established with the intention of closing after a year. However, support from the public and local press made it apparent towards the end of the first year that this was not going to be a temporary fund

The turning point came after the huge response to Rosie’s Walk held on the first anniversary of Rosie’s death. That one event raised an overwhelming £27,000 we were overwhelmed with requests for it to become an annual event.

At the end of the first 18 months with the generous help and support of the public £57,888. Please see Testimonials for more information.

Late September 2002 the Memorial Fund officially closed and Rosie’s Helping Hands was born.


Rosie's Helping Hands
Registered Charity Number: 1097278
Website designed by Dean Staples and authored by Karen and Sean Ross (Rosie’s parents)