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Junior football club hosts footy fundraising day to...

Junior football club hosts footy fundraising day to support team mate

28 November 2014

A junior football club who said ‘game on’ to a footy fundraising day have raised over £3000 in support of one of its players who is treated for leukaemia at The Children’s Hospital. On Sunday 2nd November, over 120 players from Goole Town Tigers JFC united to become one of this year’s largest recruits for Team Theo – The Children’s Hospital Chari...
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How we help Play Specialists make hospital better...

How we help Play Specialists make hospital better

25 November 2014

Every child needs to play – and for children in hospital, giving them chance to play and have fun is essential to their recovery. At The Children’s Hospital in Sheffield, a team of turquoise tunic-wearing staff, known as play specialists, are transforming life on the wards for the hundreds of thousands of hospital visits they get every year. Katie Farrell, 24, from Herrin...
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Man pens song to thank hospital that saved him six ...

Man pens song to thank hospital that saved him six decades ago

24 November 2014

A retired architect and musician has dusted off his jingle bells to record an original Christmas track in aid of the hospital that saved his life six decades ago. In the song, ‘Would you believe?’, Robert Thompson, 68, answers the question he long pondered while posing as Father Christmas for his family – does Santa have a twin? He said: “I have often wondered...
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This year's Pete McKee's Artfelt cards the fastest ...

This year's Pete McKee's Artfelt cards the fastest seller yet

21 November 2014

One of Yorkshire’s best-loved artists has drawn a winner with a set of charity cards that have been flying off the shelves since their release six weeks ago. Pete McKee, patron of Artfelt at The Children’s Hospital Charity, has designed two cards featuring a pair of his favourite pooches – Frank and Tony - with money going to the charity’s arts programme. Last...
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Sign grateful family's car in exchange for a charit...

Sign grateful family's car in exchange for a charity donation

21 November 2014

Grateful parents of a leukaemia survivor have vowed to raise thousands for the hospital that saved their son. Michelle Emerson and Andy Powell, who are looking forward to Christmas at home in Halifax with five-year-old William – the first he won’t be on treatment since he was diagnosed in 2011 - hope to raise £15,000 for The Children’s Hospital Charity. Throug...
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Turn your Twitter clicks into cash for our charity...

Turn your Twitter clicks into cash for our charity

20 November 2014

Turn your tweets into money for The Children’s Hospital Charity by sharing a Starbucks campaign on social media. Starbucks branches in Sheffield have chosen The Children’s Hospital – alongside another charity in the area - as a cause to support this Christmas with a generous £500 to make our hospital better. But they are offering to double the donation for the...
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