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Bertie's story

DSC02839 - CopyWe were lucky enough to meet Bertie this week, a patient on the children's ward.

Here Bertie's mum Natalie talks about her experince on the children's ward and how our fundraising appeal Leo's Appeal will make a difference.

Bertie's story starts six weeks ago, when he was learning to walk and his parents noticed that he'd stopped putting weight on his foot. Robert and Natalie became concerned when as well as having difficulty walking his temperate started to soar – and quickly took him to the walk-in centre. What followed was a long stay in hospital.

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Clock this! Dementia friendly clocks installed

DSC03523 - CopyPatients with dementia at Milton Keynes Hospital now have special clocks to tell the time thanks to a donation to the Milton Keynes Hospital Charity. 

The large yellow clocks are easily recognisable to patients, who sometimes find numbers confusing or difficult to read.

The £500 donation from the Association of Ghanaians in Milton Keynes has enabled the hospital to have clocks visible from every bed on wards where dementia patients stay.

The donation was recommended by a member of hospital staff – healthcare assistant Kofi Twumasi-Adutwum. Kofi, who is also a member of the Association, completed a dementia training course at the hospital, which inspired him to nominate the charity as a beneficiary of the Association’s recent dinner dance.

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Nine year old's epic cycle ride for Leo's Appeal

Edward - Copy - CopyA former children's ward patient from Stony Stratford is asking for support as he embarks on a staggering 22-mile bike ride for Leo's Appeal this Sunday!

Edward Johnson, aged 9, is aiming to raise £1,300 for the children's ward after spending most of his life treated at Milton Keynes Hospital for a string of chronic lung and 31 ear infections.

Joining in for parts of the journey are his sister Anneliesa, age 6 – who like Edward spent a great deal of time on the ward – and Mum and Dad.

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Text-to-donate and help Leo's Appeal

text-to-donate-for-web-1You can now use your mobile phone to help local children in hospital by texting a donation!

This week our charity launched a brand new text-to-donate service for Leo's Appeal, which will make giving to the children's ward appeal even easier. All you need to do is text LEOS14 £5 (or whatever donation you choose) to 70070 and your donation goes straight to Leo's Appeal! Even better, 100% of the donation will be sent to our charity, there are no hidden fees.

If you have any questions about donating to Leo's Appeal then get in touch. You can also read about more ways to donate by visiting our How to Donate page on the website or giving us a call on 01908 826690/99.

Fundraising day is nothing to be blue about

dons wear it blueWe're delighted to announce that more than £2,500 has been raised from our first Wear it Blue Day!

Earlier this year, we invited local schools and businesses to wear the appeal colour of blue on Friday May 2 to raise money for Leo's Appeal, which is fundraising for the children's wards at Milton Keynes Hospital.

We had a great response and at least 15 organisations took part in the fundraising day including New Chapter, Queen Eleanor and Tickford Park Primary schools, medical recruitment company ID Medical, DoubleTree by Hilton, Bidwells property consultants, FS1 Recruitment and MK News.

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