Murray Parish Trust
Wild in Art

A Wild in Art event brought to you by The Murray Parish Trust.

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About The Murray Parish Trust

Back in 2009 Sarah Parish and James Murray lost their first daughter Ella-Jayne to a congenital heart defect. It was an incredibly distressing, life changing time for them, and when they finally recovered from the horror of it all they felt an overpowering need to help the people that had given them the short time they’d had with Ella-Jayne.

In 2014 Sarah and Jim founded The Murray Parish Trust which is dedicated to the advancement of paediatric emergency medicine across the South of England. The charity ensures that children affected by major trauma can receive the best emergency care as close to home as possible.

Since then we have helped raise nearly £5 million in partnership with Southampton Hospital. This includes funding for a brand-new Children’s Emergency & Trauma Department, 2 new bed bays for the PICU, a Specialist Intensive Care Children’s Bed, a full-time counsellor, a Specialist Helicopter Gurney to transport critically ill infants via Air Ambulance and a 3D Modelling Printer for paediatric cardiac patients.

Our aim is to better equip Southampton Children’s Hospital, with groundbreaking life-saving equipment which will enhance the lives and wellbeing of children from across the whole of the South of England

“There is only one way to numb the pain of losing a child and that is to help other children. To try and make a difference to their lives and help give them the future they deserve.”

Sarah Parish & Jim Murray


The current campaign is to fund a
revolutionary intra-operative MRI (iMRI) Suite
at Southampton Children’s Hospital.

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Support the charity

Become a sponsor

By sponsoring a sculpture, or another element of the trail, you’re not only helping create something spectacular for the cities – but you’re supporting The Murray Parish Trust as we raise funds for Southampton Children’s Hospital.

Do the trail

In a spectacular public art event that will bound across the cities for 10 weeks in the summer of 2022, Winchester and Southamptonwill be brought to life with a drove of Hares and their young Leverets sculptures, creating a free, fun, family-friendly trail of discovery for everyone to enjoy whilst exploring our great cities.

Learning Programme

Ask your schools, colleges or community youth groups to take part in the Learning Programme and adopt and design your own smaller Hare sculpture – the Leveret

The auction

Each Hare is sponsored by a business or community group and individually designed by an artist. On reaching the end of the trail they will be auctioned to raise valuable funds for Southampton Children’s Hospital.

Do something amazing today!

There are so many ways you can help The Murray Parish Trust raise funds to support children from across the whole of our region. Make a one-off Donation, or why not set up a Regular Donation? Set up your own Facebook Fundraiser or support other fundraisers as they challenge themselves. Use Amazon Smile for all your purchases or for the larger stores try EasyFundraising. You can buy a card and make a donation with Making A Difference.

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