Teaming up with ASDA for Leo's Birthday breakfast
Young patients at Milton Keynes Hospital will be in for a tasty treat next month as they receive an extra special breakfast in bed to mark the first anniversary of Leo’s Appeal.
Milton Keynes Hospital Charity has teamed up with ASDA’s Community Life programme to put together special breakfast packs for children staying on the ward.
The breakfast packs will form part of a week-long Birthday Breakfast event, celebrating a year of raising funds for young patients at Milton Keynes Hospital.
(Pictured L-R fundraising officer Jenny Howells with staff from ASDA)
We'd like to introduce Katie Simpson, who has raised an amazing £5,000 for the hospital's bereavement services to give something back for the care she received several years ago.
Katie’s story starts in June 2011, when her son Charlie Ethan was stillborn. It was a hugely difficult time for both Katie and her husband Graham- one made more bearable by the doctors and midwives at the hospital.
Since then Katie has been fundraising for Milton Keynes Hospital Charity – specifically the baby bereavement fund, which provides extra support for local bereaved parents. She says:
“For me, fundraising really helped with the grieving process. I decided to do it for so many different reasons, not least to give something back and say thank you for the amazing support I received. Tracy, the bereavement midwife, was there from day one and really went over and above to offer the support we needed, when we needed it.