16/05/2019 0 Comments
How one little girl in the spirit world, helps heal and entertain sick children in hospital...
Thank you to all of you who have blessed me with your patronage in May so far. Today is a special day and Chat 2 Charlie is pleased to announce this month’s donation of £50 has gone to Rosie's Rainbow fund.
Today, 16 years ago, a beautiful young soul aged just 11 years made her journey to the spirit world. Rosie was eleven years old, clever, talented, kind, funny, mischievous, generous and exceptionally musical. Born into a theatrical family, Rosie had a love of all the performing arts and, although she was so young, had already appeared in numerous musical shows and many times in television and films.
Rosie attended Redroofs Theatre School in Maidenhead, which was founded by Rosie’s grandmother and is owned and run by Rosie’s family. Together with her sister Ellie and two young friends she co-wrote, composed, produced and staged a full-length musical called “Forever and a Day” which was performed at the Novello Theatre in Ascot in September 2002.
In December 2002 Rosie became ill and was eventually diagnosed with vasculitis, a rare and devastating illness affecting the blood vessels. Rosie was discharged at the end of April 2003. Six days later, at home she suffered a fatal pulmonary haemorrhage. She died on May 14th 2003.
During her treatment at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Rosie expressed a wish to raise money for the new children’s hospital at Oxford, and to help other children undergoing lengthy hospital stays.
It is Rosie's mum’s legacy, to continue Rosie's wish and I have had the privilege to connect with Carolyn Mayling, who remains a real inspiration to everyone involved.
If you wish to make a donation yourself, no matter how big or small it will help sick children feel the magic, medicine and make-believe, that makes them smile...
Bless you Carolyn, and your beautiful family both here and in spirit. Charlie