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Christmas at Leeds Children's Hospital Appeal

Christmas is an exciting and magical time for children. We are sure you agree it should be made extra special if they are in hospital. Please help us to make their time spent in Leeds Children’s Hospital very special.

We have a variety of festive promotions you can have fun with and spread the goodwill as you’ll be helping our young patients at the same time.

Mr Ted; Calendar Star!

Our 2016 Leeds Children's Hospital Appeal Calendar is now available to buy!

This year's photos feature Mr Ted in seasonal action each month, including New Year's Resolution, Valentines, St George's Day, Halloween and more!

Calendar's are priced at just £1 and can be purchased via the Leeds Children's Hospital Appeal stalls in Jubilee and Clarendon Wing entrances at the LGI, or by calling the fundraising office on 0113 206 4812.

This is the lovely 9 year old Zayna

Her parents noticed she wasn’t progressing physically and mentally at the rate of her peers and became aware that she was disabled and had special needs. They accommodated by getting her into a special school and moving into a more suitable house.

However, things got worse when Zayna was unfortunately diagnosed with kidney disease in January 2010. Drugs failed to help and by October 2012 she had gone into complete Renal failure which meant emergency surgery to implant a central line and being placed on haemodialysis. In June 2013 Zayna was moved onto Perioneal Dialysis so she could have dialysis at home every night for 10 hours. A week after Zayna’s 8th birthday, we are pleased to say that a kidney became available and she was given a successful kidney transplant and therefore a new lease of life!

The family found this a very difficult time and really appreciated the support of the excellent team on the Dialysis Unit. To thank them, and help other children in Zayna’s position, they organised a sponsored walk to raise money for the ward. They managed to raise a fantastic £3,774 which they presented to Nurse Timothy Palk on Ward 10 last week. A big thank you and well done to them!!

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 Christmas Lunch at Headingley Carnegie on 4th December 2015.

For more information on Richard's benefit year, visit

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