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Leeds 10K

Well done to all who ran the Leeds 10K on Sunday 12th July. We hope you loved every minute of it and go have a well deserved rest!! Thank you for supporting the Leeds Children's Hospital, and thank you to those who have sponsored our runners.

And not forgetting the brilliant volunteers who have helped make the day go smoothly- we couldn't have done it without you!

You can see all our photos from a great morning in Leeds City Centre on our Facebook page.

AIM Toy Fund

A big thank you to Ellie, Tori, Leon and Leighton and D'nique for donating some great toys recently. They are completing the Citizenship Academy and as part of this, they chose a local charity to give something back to. The group put together a presentation explaining why they deserved funding and then won! With the funds, they went round local shops to purchase some wipe clean toys that can be used on the wards and then brought them over to us. Here's a photo of them with some of the toys they brought us.

Sainsbury's Local in Leeds Train Station have had our collection tins on their tills, and visted Children's Outpatientson 8th July to present the money donated.

£1,181 was raised in total. Thanks everybody!

The Giraffe Omni Bed

Babies born below 27 weeks need to be nursed in a warm environment to help them grow and develop, the Giraffe Omni Bed is an incubator which replicates this but also has the unique feature of a canopy which can be lifted up for access to the baby, whilst keeping the baby at a consistent temperature.

As well as this, it is height adjustable so the parents can sit/stand beside their baby at the correct height. Easy access and height alteration help promote the bonding between parent and Neonate.

On 14th June, we were thrilled to meet with Becky Robinson, Neil Parker and family who, with an incredible amount of dedicated fundraising, have been able to purchase a Giraffe Omni Bed for the Neonatal Unit!

They sold elephant 'Never Forget' merchandise, climbed Mount Snowden, held a charity evening which raised £10,000 in one night(!!) and got involved in many other fundraising ventures that all tied in with the elephant Never Forget theme.

An enormous thank you to all the friends and family of Arley Marc Robinson Parker for tirelessly fundraising to make the purchase of this fantastic piece of equipment in Arley's memory possible.

Richard Pyrah Benefit Year 2015

We are delighted and proud that Yorkshire County Cricket Club player Richard Pyrah has chosen Leeds Children's Hospital Appeal as one of his charities for his Benefit Year.

Richard will be putting on a number of events over the course of the year that will benefit his chosen charities, including a Gala Dinner at the Royal Armouries on 4th June 2015 and a Golf Day on 6th August 2015.

For more information on Richard's benefit year, visit

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