Karen's Home from Home is a two bedroom flat, located just a short walk away from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, which provides free accommodation for leukaemia patients and their families.
Back in 2014, UHB Charity teamed up with the Karen Morris Memorial Trust to give blood cancer patients a home-from-home at the hospital. Many patients travel great distances to receive treatment at QEHB, and Karen’s Home from Home means that they do not have to commute to the hospital for treatment, nor do they have to spend hundreds of pounds on hotel accommodation.
The Karen Morris Memorial Trust was set up in 1999 to continue the fundraising legacy of Karen Morris, a 23-year-old student at Warwick University, who passed away in September 1998 following a year-long battle with chronic myeloid leukaemia. The KMMT aims to provide Karen’s Homes from Home for leading haematology departments across the UK, with QEHB’s being the fourth such home.
Sylvia Morris, Karen’s mother and chairperson of KMMT, added: “While nothing can ease the pain of losing my Karen, feedback from users of our facilities really is a source of encouragement and strength for our work to continue Karen's legacy.”
Your donations will help us to continue supporting leukaemia patients at QEHB.