Southampton Children’s Ward to receive £10,000 donation

A charity based in Hampshire is to receive a £10,000 donation to help fund the revamp of a children’s ward at Southampton General Hospital.


The Murray Parish Trust, which was set up by two TV celebrities, was given the money by The Barker-Mill Foundation (BMF).

They were given the grant to support the Southampton University Hospital Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).

Sarah Parish and James Murray’s daughter died from a congenital heart defect.

The famous pair set up the charity in 2014 as thank you to the staff at the hospital who gave them help, support and crucial time with their late daughter.

Sarah Parish is know for her work on BBC’s Doctor Who, Merlin, and ITV’s Cutting It. James Murray found fame in Coronation Street.

The Murray Parish Trust wants to expand the PICU and provide them with two new fully equipped bed spaces.

For each bed space to be equipped it costs over £60,000 and the expansion of ward will cost around £280,000.

They have already donated £30,000 to the Children’s unit in May this year.

By Maddie Milton