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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.

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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Runners raise thousands for our charity

MK Marathon - Leo and Friends 05 14 01 - CopyLocal runners have shown that the blisters and sore legs from the MK Marathon were worth it as more than £3,000 in sponsorship has rolled in to help our patients.

Runners chose to support a number of hospital services, including children's services through the hospital's flagship campaign, Leo's Appeal.

Milton Keynes Hospital Charity's supporters on May 6 included a team from local property consultants Bidwells – who have adopted the children's ward appeal as their charity of the year – and Adele Evans from Bradwell-based FS1 Recruitment (pictured).

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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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Wear It Blue for Team Leo

WIB-Internet-pictureMilton Keynes Hospital Charity is excited to be gearing up for Wear It Blue day next week. The response from local schools and businesses to sign up to join Team Leo has been fantastic and Wear It Blue day looks set to be a roaring success.

Local schools, businesses, and hospital staff have been invited to wear something blue to school or work on Friday May 2 to show their support for the appeal, which is raising £200,000 for the children’s ward at the hospital. This could be something as simple as blue socks, or a blue tie, through to dressing head to toe in blue!

Participating schools will be entered into a prize draw to win books for their pupils, and hospital departments will be competing against each other to see who can raise the most money. There will be lots of activity and fundraising going on and mascot Leo the Lion will be making some appearances too.

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