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Budding entrepreneurs show support for Little Lives

giles brook 2This month we're working with Giles Brook Primary School in Tattenhoe, who have taken up the £1 Challenge for our Little Lives Appeal. Each child in year 6 has been given £1 and asked to come up with a business idea that would generate income, to be donated to the Neonatal Unit appeal afterwards.  

The ten and eleven year-old pupils started the challenge last week and will be growing their business ideas throughout the month. The children have already come up with some inspiring ideas including a car washing business, cake-baking, producing comic books and organising a market place at the school. We can't wait to hear more!

For more information, or if you would like your school to run a £1 Challenge, please contact Fundraising Manager Vanessa Holmes on fundraising@mkhospital.nhs.uk or 01908 826690.

We've changed our name!

MC HC - LogoNoStrapline SThis month we changed our charity name from Healthcare Charity: MK to the Milton Keynes Hospital Charity. We're really pleased with our new name and hope you are too, as after discussions with a number of supporters, staff and volunteers we think it better reflects who we are and what we do - the charity raising funds for our local hospital. Don't forget that when fundraising for the hospital you quote our charity name and number (1048297) on all your publicity materials.This will ensure the public know which charity the money is going towards.

Jeanette's breast cancer fundraiser on June 2

Copy of D19A4801Fundraiser Jeanette Baldock was diagnosed with breast cancer in spring 2012. Having lost both her mother and sister to the disease, Jeanette then made the life-altering decision to have a mastectomy and reconstruction. Following surgery in March, she's now on her way to recovery and to mark the occasion is organising two fundraising events for our Touch of Pink Appeal this summer.

The Touch of Pink Summer Fair is to be held at Bradwell Abbey on Sunday June 2, 11am - 4pm and everyone is welcome!

The event will feature more than 50 stalls selling everything from cards and cakes, books and bath bombs to vintage cream teas. There will also be face-painting, a bouncy castle and fairy-corner for children. Fantasy Balloons have supplied all the decorations for the day, too. This fair will be followed by a similar event at Woburn Sands Memorial Hall on Sunday September 28. For more details email fundraising@mkhospital.nhs.uk.

Ladies Shopping Night fundraiser on June 5

relovelogoIf you're free from 6.30pm on Wednesday June 5, why not pop over to Stony Stratford and visit local shop Re:Love? They're hosting a Ladies Shopping Night in aid of the hospital's Children's Ward.

There will be something for everyone on the night including clothes, shoes, handbags and jewellery - from high street to vintage, as well as lovely outfits imported from Italy and France. 10% of all profits on the night will go to the Children's Ward and there will be a raffle and refreshments too.

So don't miss out - bring your friends and family and come along to what promises to be a fun event. For more info you can email fundraising@mkhospital.nhs.uk. Re:love can be found at 5 Stratford Arcade, Stony Stratford High Street, Milton Keynes MK11 1AY. See you there ladies!

Thank you to our amazing runners!

Website Copy of Colin Delderfield 1We would like to say a huge thank you to our team of runners who took part in the Milton Keynes Marathon on Monday May 6. Despite the heat, they persevered to complete this mammoth challenge.

Michelle Chum, Colin Delderfield, David Flatman, Steven McNab and Claire Ratcliffe all represented the hospital charity on the day and between them raised more than £2,500. Different areas of the hospital set to benefit too, including our Intensive Care and Neonatal Units. Pictured is Colin Delderfield, who completed the run in 5 hours 18 minutes and raised more than £1,000 for us. Thanks to Colin and everyone who ran, walked and cheered along the way!

We're now planning our events calendar for 2013/14 and would love to hear from you! If there's an event you would like to get involved in, a challenge you'd like to take on or if you'd like support with something you're organising then drop us a line on fundraising@mkhospital.nhs.uk or 01908 822690.