Hurry - still time to send a Letter from Santa
Staff at LCH wish to make the wards, theatres, parent waiting rooms and day case areas child and family friendly. They would like to banish plain walls and provide suitable artwork to bring pleasure to patients and their families. They aim to fund equipment that every clinician would choose to work with and help to keep Leeds Children's Hospital as a centre of excellence.
To this end, Leeds Met in partnership with the hospital and Yorkshire Bank have joined forces. Our students via the Volunteering team have also been spreading the word by distributing leaflets; shouts go out to Kaleigh Richardson (an exchange student from Johnson & Wales University, USA), Gina Harding (Business & Management) and students who helped with promotions and fundraising, Marianne Smith & Rhys Myers (Primary Education leading to QTS), and Jessica Levitt & Katy Finn (Psychology).
For the second year Leeds Met Finance department and Andrew Fowler have helped the appeal by providing the online payment system, and this year we had over 80% of all donations were made via Leeds Met's online store.
Leeds Children's Hospital provides one of the most comprehensive range of specialist children's hospital services in the country and is a regional centre, looking after youngsters from birth to the age of 16 living right across Yorkshire and beyond. Leeds Children's Hospital Appeal Letter from Santa campaign, which started with the Brownlee Brothers paying a visit to one of the wards in November, has been another success this year and on 16 December the elves at Yorkshire Bank sent out over 650 letters to young people from Santa, getting them excited from Christmas but more importantly raising £3648.00 for the young people who have to use the children's wards at the LGI. In the last 12 months over 200,000 children have been treated in our hospital; everything that Leeds Children's Hospital Appeal funds is over and above what is provided by the NHS.
So with all that feelgood factor buoying us up during the festive break, do take time to relax and unwind with friends and family, maybe go for a run (the Brownlees will be proud of you) and enjoy some quality time.
For more information about how to get involved with the Leeds Children's Hospital Appeal please click here.