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Youngster has first ever haircut for our charity...

Youngster has first ever haircut for our charity

18 November 2014

A generous youngster who lovingly cultivated his long blonde locks – going his whole life without a haircut – has finally had the chop for charity. Brody Payne, 5, from Stannington, has raised over £400 for The Children’s Hospital Charity after having his precious barnet chopped – to thank the hospital which treated him for croup last year. Mum, Jaime Pa...
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Grateful parents bring home the bacon for charity...

Grateful parents bring home the bacon for charity

13 November 2014

A charity bacon butty morning proved to be a sizzling success, raising more than £650 for The Children’s Hospital Charity. More than 200 rashers of Derbyshire bacon were fried up on Saturday morning, alongside bread rolls donated by Gunstones Bakery, as part of an event organised by Julie and Ian Gower, of Oakhill Road, Dronfield. The parents were joined by Julie’s pare...
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Woman backs hospital that gave her independence aga...

Woman backs hospital that gave her independence against the odds

12 November 2014

A woman whose parents were told she would never be able to do walk, talk or even sit up has raised hundreds for the hospital that gave her a chance at life. Kayleigh Kirkham, 27, was diagnosed with diplegic cerebral palsy – which affects her leg movements - when she was 2 and family were told she would never lead an independent life. But after undergoing a series of major opera...
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Patients draw London Marathon ballot...

Patients draw London Marathon ballot

10 November 2014

A young patient has drawn the runner who will take up The Children's Hospital Charity's first ever guaranteed place in the Virgin Money London Marathon 2015. We were overwhelmed with the quality of the entries we received for the place throughout October, which we put into a ballot that was drawn last week. Chloe Klein, who was on S3 ward, was joined by her cousin Ashlee Wrig...
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Charity helps premature babies get the benefits of ...

Charity helps premature babies get the benefits of mum's milk

6 November 2014

Premature babies can get the potentially life-saving benefits of their mothers’ breast milk, thanks to new machines funded by The Children’s Hospital Charity. Ahead of World Prematurity Day, on November 17th, three specialist electric breast pumps, designed for mothers of pre-term babies, are set to be donated to The Children’s Hospital in Sheffield. Breast milk is espe...
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Patients capture ward life on camera...

Patients capture ward life on camera

4 November 2014

Young children’s hospital patients who captured stunning photographs of life on the wards are to see their work exhibited at Sheffield train station. The collection of photos, called ‘Look Again’, were created as part of a photography workshop, run through Artfelt – The Children’s Hospital Charity’s arts programme. During the workshop, photographer...
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