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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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Train adventure for former patient...

Train adventure for former patient

3 November 2014

A teen who was the youngest in the UK to have pioneering treatment for scoliosis has enjoyed a day-in-the-life of a train driver - thanks to East Midlands Trains. Sophie Lewis, 18, a patient of The Children's Hospital in Sheffield, was the first person to benefit from the company's new programme of experiences for charities across the region. As part of the experience day, on...
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It's a Happy Halloween on our wards!...

It's a Happy Halloween on our wards!

30 October 2014

Hubble, bubble, toil and trouble! Things got a little bit spooky on the wards this week, as youngsters tried their hand at Halloween crafts. Children got involved with making decorations through Artfelt – The Children’s Hospital Charity’s arts programme, crafting everything from ghost hangings to wizard bunting. Laura Kennedy, Artfelt’s workshop coordinator wa...
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