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Beer Mats raise £20,000...

Beer Mats raise £20,000

27 January 2014

Our wonderful patron, Pete McKee, has managed to help raise £20,000 after a generous donor bought the collection of his famous “Penguin Beer Mats.” Pete, a patron of our Artfelt programme since 2012, began drawing the beer mats in the summer of 2013, posting pictures of his work daily on Twitter. The penguins got a great response, and followers started making suggestion...
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Will you join Gemma and run with Team Theo?...

Will you join Gemma and run with Team Theo?

22 January 2014

In 2013 we had 162 people sign up to run for Team Theo in the Sheffield Half Marathon. We are hoping that 2014 will be the biggest year ever for Team Theo, and one new recruit that will be helping us to beat last year’s figure’s is Gemma Hizzett. Gemma, who currently lives in Doncaster, will be running in her first Sheffield Half Marathon, and so is very much a newcomer to th...
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Sheffield team star in BBC documentary...

Sheffield team star in BBC documentary

22 January 2014

A team from Sheffield are set to star in a three part documentary series on the BBC starting next week. Children's Emergency Rescue (Tuesday January 28, 8pm) follows the work of the elite doctors and nurses of Embrace, part of Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust. Embrace is a paediatric transport organisation, based in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, who transfer sick babies a...
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Star of Oliver raises over £1000 in memory of frie...

Star of Oliver raises over £1000 in memory of friend

17 January 2014

An inspirational young actor currently playing the star role of Oliver at the Crucible Theatre has raised more than £1000 for The Children’s Hospital Charity after holding a collection after one of his performances. Sam Bailey, 12, from Barnsley, committed to raising the funds after undergoing treatment at the hospital for a condition – that affects the pressure in his ...
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Appointments bolster our fundraising team...

Appointments bolster our fundraising team

16 January 2014

The Children's Hospital Charity has bolstered its community fundraising team with the appointment of two new members - supporting it's efforts to raise money for it's ongoing Make it Better initiative. Cheryl Davidson and Gemma Bower, who joined the team earlier this year are charged with working in communities across the region to help raise awareness of the work of the char...
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Headteacher praises pupils' charity efforts...

Headteacher praises pupils' charity efforts

13 January 2014

The headteacher at a Sheffield infant school has praised his pupils after they raised more than £200 for The Children’s Hospital Charity Make it Better appeal. Children at Halfway Infants and Primary got involved with fundraising for the Sheffield hospital after one of their classmates was admitted, suffering from fits and seizures. Alex Oxley, aged five, from Halfway, sp...
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