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Leo's Appeal

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Launched September 2013, Leo's Appeal is raising £200,000 to enhance children's services at Milton Keynes Hospital

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We're raising £200,000 to enhance the children's wards at Milton Keynes Hospital, because we want to ensure every child admitted to us receives the best care possible. Along with our charity mascot Leo the Lion, we want to inspire the Milton Keynes community to help us go above and beyond for local children and families. We want to make our wards, waiting rooms and outpatient areas even more child and family-friendly - making the best use of the areas we have by creating more attractive or bigger spaces; banishing plain walls and putting up murals and pictures to cheer patients and their families.

Some of the things we are raising funds for include: revamping ward areas to brighten them up and make them more fun; improving our play areas and providing more toys, using sensory equipment to make a child's stay in hospital a little bit easier- and improving facilities for parents, too.

But this all costs money, and in these austere times we have found ourselves in the difficult position of having to prioritise expenditure. That's where fundraising comes in, as it enables us to fund those items that go above and beyond our statutory budgets; adding to and not replacing resources provided by the NHS.

So far we've raised £150,000 and need your help to reach our total.

You can make a difference - whether by attending one of our events, organising your own event, making a donation, doing a sponsored challenge or getting your workplace or school on board!

For more information please call 01908 996220 or email fundraising@mkuh.nhs.uk. You can also visit our Facebook page for info and a list of events: www.facebook.com/mkhcharity.