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What we got up to in 2014...

What we got up to in 2014

30 December 2014

It has been a busy year for The Children’s Hospital Charity, as work got underway building a brand new wing at the hospital on Western Bank – the biggest healthcare project in the region. Hundreds of events have been held and hundreds of thousands of pounds raised over the year for the project, as part of the charity’s Make it Better appeal. The appeal, which aims to ra...
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A diamond effort to help Make it Better...

A diamond effort to help Make it Better

23 December 2014

Star fundraisers, Starbucks, have helped to Make it Better this Christmas with a diamond raffle in aid of The Children's Hospital Charity.   Starbucks stores across the city – and two in Hull – have raised over £1,000 from the diamond raffle, which will go towards the £25,000 sponsorship that Starbucks stores in Sheffield have pledged to raise over two ye...
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Radio Sheffield's Christmas Clueless with our chari...

Radio Sheffield's Christmas Clueless with our charity

21 December 2014

Five big-hearted businesses have today helped Santa’s elves deliver presents to The Children’s Hospital, thanks to BBC Radio Sheffield and The Children’s Hospital Charity. During the station’s Clueless show, listeners were given clues and hints to identify the businesses on a magical mystery tour of Sheffield – stopping off at each to collect presents to be ...
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Emotional Salvation Army performance at hospital...

Emotional Salvation Army performance at hospital

19 December 2014

A five-piece Salvation Army brass band entertained some of the patients staying at The Children’s Hospital with carols on the wards. Parents, nurses and charity staff were moved to tears by the music, while youngsters danced in their beds to favourites such as Jingle Bells, Silent Night and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Keith Wileman, bandmaster of the Sheffield Citadel Band,...
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Father Christmas gives the greatest gift this Chris...

Father Christmas gives the greatest gift this Christmas

16 December 2014

Children at a Sheffield Christmas market have been treated to a special visit from Father Christmas and surprised with early Christmas gifts, as they helped Santa to give the greatest gift - making The Children’s Hospital even better. Sheffield RAG, The University of Sheffield’s student fundraising committee, added some festive cheer to the Sheffield Antiques Quarter Christma...
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Family of boy who died on Christmas Eve have raised...

Family of boy who died on Christmas Eve have raised thousands for our charity

16 December 2014

A pair of longstanding supporters of The Children’s Hospital Charity have held a Hawaiian-themed party in memory of their son, who died on Christmas Eve 12 years ago. Greg and Gill Packard, of Rydal Drive, Worksop, have been raising money for the charity to thank the hospital where Lee was treated after being hit by a car in 2002. Gill, said: “We spent a week at the hospi...
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