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All the latest news stories from The Children's Hospital Charity

Train adventure for former patient...

Train adventure for former patient

3 November 2014

A teen who was the youngest in the UK to have pioneering treatment for scoliosis has enjoyed a day-in-the-life of a train driver - thanks to East Midlands Trains. Sophie Lewis, 18, a patient of The Children's Hospital in Sheffield, was the first person to benefit from the company's new programme of experiences for charities across the region. As part of the experience day, on...
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It's a Happy Halloween on our wards!...

It's a Happy Halloween on our wards!

30 October 2014

Hubble, bubble, toil and trouble! Things got a little bit spooky on the wards this week, as youngsters tried their hand at Halloween crafts. Children got involved with making decorations through Artfelt – The Children’s Hospital Charity’s arts programme, crafting everything from ghost hangings to wizard bunting. Laura Kennedy, Artfelt’s workshop coordinator wa...
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Alexia's £20k charity legacy...

Alexia's £20k charity legacy

30 October 2014

Parents of a four-year-old girl who died just days after being diagnosed with leukaemia have praised the Rotherham community for helping them raise over £20,000 for The Children's Hospital Charity. A year ago this month, Alexia McArthur passed away in her mother’s arms, just eleven days after doctors at The Children’s Hospital in Sheffield broke the devastating news...
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Space hopper marathon bid for leukaemia  tot...

Space hopper marathon bid for leukaemia tot

27 October 2014

A hopping mad former runner has swapped her trainers for a giant orange inflatable in a bid to complete a marathon – on a space hopper. Charly Calpin, 27, will hop to work, to the shops, to nights out and around town, all in a bid to raise funds for The Children’s Hospital Charity. The big-hearted barista, who lives in Walkley, Sheffield, was forced to give up running aft...
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Teen learning to speak after near fatal brain bleed...

Teen learning to speak after near fatal brain bleed

23 October 2014

Just four months after suffering a life-threatening bleed on his brain that left him in a coma and fighting for his life, teenager Kai Thomas is finding his voice again. The remarkable 14-year-old, who just weeks ago was unable to communicate, can now laugh and joke with his doting mother, who has kept a constant vigil at his bedside at The Children’s Hospital, Sheffield, since he ...
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Sick babies kept comfy thanks to new machine...

Sick babies kept comfy thanks to new machine

21 October 2014

Babies, some as young as a few days old, will be able to be assessed from the comfort of their cots thanks to a new machine funded by The Children’s Hospital Charity. A portable ultrasound machine, costing the charity £54,876, has been donated to the neonatal surgical unit, and is already benefiting the hospital’s youngest patients with serious surgical problems. Pr...
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