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Wear It Blue for Leo’s Appeal returns for 2015

WIB launch photoWe're pleased to announce that Wear It Blue is back for 2015!

Following a fantastic launch last year, local schools and businesses are invited to wear blue on Friday May 1 (or another day of their choice). Wear It Blue day will raise much-needed funds for Leo’s Appeal, the fundraising campaign for the children’s wards at Milton Keynes Hospital. In return for a donation of just £1, participants can wear anything they like – tops, hats, trousers, socks, even wigs – so long as it’s blue, the colour of Leo’s Appeal.

The charity also has a number of limited edition Wear It Blue tshirts that our children's ward staff (pictured, left) are kindly modelling for us.

Already ten organisations have signed up including Two Mile Ash School, New Chapter Primary, Bidwells property consultants and staff at MK Dons football club. Sarah Thompson, Marketing Executive at The MK Dons said: “We are really pleased to be taking part in Wear It Blue 2015. This will be a fun event and we are delighted to be supporting our local hospital.”

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Could you raise £20 to support Milton Keynes Hospital Charity?

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(Members of staff from ID medical – one of our sponsors – promoting the new appeal)

Milton Keynes Hospital Charity is launching a special £20 Challenge for 2015 – and is calling on the Milton Keynes community to get involved.

This week the charity, which raises money for all wards and departments at Milton Keynes Hospital, launched the £20 Challenge to mark its 20th year of operation.

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Fundraising News January 2015

Why not read this year's first edition of Fundraising News for Milton Keynes Hospital Charity, which you can read here. Inside you'll find information on what's been happening in fundraising, what's coming up and importantly, examples of how your kindness and generosity have made a difference to patients and visitors at the hospital. If you'd like to fundraise or support our charity in 2015, then please contact fundraising@mkhospital.nhs.uk, we'd love to hear from you!

Lauretta and Otito's story

DSC 1686 - CopyWhen he was just three days old, Otito was diagnosed with a rare and life-threatening metabolic condition called propionic acidaemia. He was born here at Milton Keynes Hospital, but after falling into a coma Otito was taken to Great Ormond Street Hospital for dialysis to keep him alive.

18-month old Otito has spent most of his life at Milton Keynes Hospital and his mum Lauretta, from Downs Barn, says despite all those scary times and frequent admissions, the team on the children's ward feel like family. We spoke to Lauretta about her time on the children's wards at the hospital.

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Give a special gift to a child in hospital this Christmas (2014)

BertieMilton Keynes Hospital Charity is inviting the local community to give a special gift and take part in their Christmas Present Project.

By donating a gift, members of the public can help make a big difference to young patients and their families staying at Milton Keynes Hospital over the festive season. The initiative is being run in partnership with the Milton Keynes Community Foundation.

Gift ideas can include board games, arts and craft items, cuddly toys, toiletries, musical toys, jigsaws, DVDs and computer games.

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