Memorial Fund was the stepping-stone for Rosie’s
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
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
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
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.
September 2002 the Memorial
Fund officially closed and Rosie’s Helping Hands