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Local school raises money for cancer services at Milton Keynes University Hospital

Wyvern School

After a year-long fundraising drive set to benefit cancer patients, Wyvern School in Wolverton are drawing their year to a close after taking on the ‘Charity Champions’ project in support of Milton Keynes Hospital Charity.

The local school began their fundraising in March last year with the intention of making a difference to lives of their local community. To achieve this, the school held a host of various events from; champion fun runs, to an autumn bazaar, a tea party, Christmas cinema, a valentines disco and two staff members even took part in the Silverstone half marathon.

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easycopiers make a difference to the tiniest patients

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Local business easycopiers have donated two special respiratory machines to the Neonatal Unit at Milton Keynes University Hospital.

They have done all kinds of fundraising for the hospital’s Little Lives Appeal - from a spooky Halloween collection to taking part in the hospital  charity’s Christmas Jumper Day. 

Their brilliant efforts mean that easycopiers have now donated two new Vapotherm machines, which offer a high level of respiratory support to tiny babies at the hospital. 

 

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Wear It Blue is back for 2016!

Safari MKcopyFollowing another fantastically successful event last year, we are pleased to invite you to support Leo’s Appeal once again and take part in Wear It Blue 2016 on Friday 29th April.

We're encouraging you to wear something blue to school or work for the day - and make a small donation of just £1 to take part. This could be as simple as blue socks, or a blue top, through to dressing head to toe in blue. The bluer the better!

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Help us raise the final £70,000 and choose Leo’s Appeal as your charity of the year for 2016!

Leo the LionIs your business, school, or community group looking for a charity partner for 2016? If so, why not consider Leo’s Appeal, and help make a difference to children at Milton Keynes University Hospital.

Leo’s Appeal, launched by our charity in September 2013, set out to raise £200,000 to enhance the experience of children and families visiting Milton Keynes Hospital – and there is just £70,000 left to go!

Thanks to the generous support of the local community, we have been able to achieve many wonderful things since the launch - including purchasing a sensory trolley for children with complex needs, a redevelopment of the play room, chair beds for parents to stay comfortably overnight, and new themed artwork for the entire ward.

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Students get creative to welcome visitors onto the neonatal unit

Lola and KarenStudents at the Webber Independent School had pens and pencils at the ready earlier this year after being invited to design some new artwork for the neonatal unit at Milton Keynes University Hospital.

The Stantonbury Fields based school have been supporting our hospital’s neonatal unit over the past few years, with activities ranging from a beat the goalie competition to a Christmas raffle and Valentine’s sweets sale. 

As part of this, the students were invited by our charity to design artwork to brighten up the neonatal unit entrance doors – and they were only too pleased to accept!

Each year around 390 babies are admitted onto the unit, which cares for babies born too early, too small or very ill – and so the artwork can offer a warm and friendly welcome for all its visitors.

The designs were submitted and a winner was chosen earlier this year and the doors have now been installed. The winning student, Lola de Gorter, visited the unit today to see the finished doors and was really pleased with the finished result!

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