Olympic fever arrives at Jack’s Place
The Olympic torch marked the opening of the games by visiting Jack’s place the Children’s Ward at Northwick Park Hospital. 16 year old Jai Padhiar a local fundraiser and past patient of Jack’s Place brought cheer and excitement to the ward as he showed patients and staff his Olympic torch.
He spent an hour with the children telling them how excited he was to have been nominated to run in the torch relay. He told them “My Dad nominated me because I spend a lot of my free time fundraising for charity. I enjoy sport and feel I can give something back by fundraising at the same time. I really enjoyed taking part in the relay and it has also been great fun showing people the torch.”
Jai ran the 300m uphill leg of the relay on Wednesday from Peterborough Rd to Harrow-on-the Hill School.
Patient Masiha Kazenzdeh was delighted to meet Jai and get a photo taken with the torch; she told nurses she thought it was “Pretty cool.”
Jai will be working at the Olympics helping with the Canoe Slalom. He also raised £270 for charity posing for photos with customers in Asda with the torch.