A determined family have raised £75,000 for St George's Hospital Charity in memory of their 19-year-old daughter who died there.

The Burdett family set up Molly’s Smile Fund to raise cash for the General Intensive Care Unit (GICU)) at St George's Hospital, and to pay for research care and cure into blood disease, Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis.

Molly Burdett, who was studying at St Mary's University, Twickenham, died on July 1, 2015, after suffering complications from the blood disease. The family have been busy raising cash ever since.

Mum Jane Burdett of Wimbledon said: “GICU became our home as we watched unrivalled dedication from teams of specialists, nurses and supporting staff as they fought so hard to save Molly’s life. We set up Molly’s Smile Fund as a beautiful and lasting legacy to, and in memory of, an undiluted gorgeous girl."

The new relatives’ room at the Tooting hospital is near to the beds in the intensive care unit, meaning families can be close when visiting sick relatives. It is equipped with colourful furniture, information screens, tea/coffee facilities and provides space to speak with medical staff and have family conversations.

Jane said Molly dreamed of becoming a primary school teacher, despite having dyslexia, which in fact made her more determined. This determination inspired Molly’s family to set up the fund, making it a legacy to her abundant happiness and positive outlook.

Jane said: “We have chosen to support the St George’s GICU charity and funds raised will be utilised to provide additional resources for the dedicated teams of highly trained critical care professionals with anything that will enhance the already amazing care they provide. We would also like to further improve the difficult and highly stressful GICU experience for patients and their families. This will keep Molly smiling.”

The £75,000 has been raised mainly through fitness boot-camps, run by her personal trainer mother Jane.

In just three years they have organised boot-camps at Sutton High School and St Mary's University as well as skydives and half marathons.

The fund has also helped provide Ipad’s for patients in the ward, massages for patients and their relatives as well as organising musicians to play live music.

Noel Cramer, Director of Fundraising for St George’s Hospital Charity, said: “A huge thank you to all those who have made this possible, especially Molly’s Smile Fund, who have worked tirelessly over the past three years. This room is already making a real difference for families and illustrates the power of local communities to provide impactful new facilities at their local hospital for the benefit of others.”