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Help us raise the final £70,000 and choose Leo’s Appeal as your charity of the year for 2016!

Leo the LionIs your business, school, or community group looking for a charity partner for 2016? If so, why not consider Leo’s Appeal, and help make a difference to children at Milton Keynes University Hospital.

Leo’s Appeal, launched by our charity in September 2013, set out to raise £200,000 to enhance the experience of children and families visiting Milton Keynes Hospital – and there is just £70,000 left to go!

Thanks to the generous support of the local community, we have been able to achieve many wonderful things since the launch - including purchasing a sensory trolley for children with complex needs, a redevelopment of the play room, chair beds for parents to stay comfortably overnight, and new themed artwork for the entire ward.

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Wear It Blue is back for 2016!

Safari MKcopyFollowing another fantastically successful event last year, we are pleased to invite you to support Leo’s Appeal once again and take part in Wear It Blue 2016 on Friday 29th April.

We're encouraging you to wear something blue to school or work for the day - and make a small donation of just £1 to take part. This could be as simple as blue socks, or a blue top, through to dressing head to toe in blue. The bluer the better!

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MK Dons ticket giveaway with captain Dean Lewington!

MK Dons1MK Dons captain Dean Lewington will be giving away tickets for the Dons’ Boxing Day clash with Cardiff City next week, thanks to their official partners easycopiers – all to raise money for our Little Lives Appeal.

Between 4pm and 5pm on Thursday 17th December, Lewington will be on hand to provide pairs of clubred tickets to 10 lucky winners at the MK Dons kiosk in thecentre:mk. easycopiers have donated the tickets to help raise money and awareness for the Little Lives Appeal.

To be in with a chance to getting your hands on a pair of tickets, make a £10 donation and then aim to pick out one of the winning 10 envelopes! This will be operated on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Students get creative to welcome visitors onto the neonatal unit

Lola and KarenStudents at the Webber Independent School had pens and pencils at the ready earlier this year after being invited to design some new artwork for the neonatal unit at Milton Keynes University Hospital.

The Stantonbury Fields based school have been supporting our hospital’s neonatal unit over the past few years, with activities ranging from a beat the goalie competition to a Christmas raffle and Valentine’s sweets sale. 

As part of this, the students were invited by our charity to design artwork to brighten up the neonatal unit entrance doors – and they were only too pleased to accept!

Each year around 390 babies are admitted onto the unit, which cares for babies born too early, too small or very ill – and so the artwork can offer a warm and friendly welcome for all its visitors.

The designs were submitted and a winner was chosen earlier this year and the doors have now been installed. The winning student, Lola de Gorter, visited the unit today to see the finished doors and was really pleased with the finished result!

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Christmas Jumper Day is back!

DSC 1510croppedWe are really excited to be holding our second Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 11 December and we would love you to get involved! Simply wear a Christmas Jumper or something festive for the day and make a donation of £1 to our charity. Perhaps you want to be even more creative and hold a festive cake sale or raffle? Whatever you choose to do we would love to have your support!

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