Pulse Spring/Summer 2018

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Spring/Summer 2018

At the heart of your care

World Record

attempt for

Nottingham

Children’s

Hospital – thank

you to all who

took part!

Join the

greatest cycle

event in Notts! 10

Craig’s fundraising

tribute to his wife

and daughter

10

Your chance to

win a laptop and

big cash prizes!

16


Special appeals – together we can change lives

Contents

Special appeals – together we can save lives

NUH Youth Service tackles NET Tram challenge 3

Robin’s Big World Record! 4

The Big iMRI Appeal 5

What you have made possible

How your donations have helped 6-7

How you can help 8-9

Get involved! 8-9

Remembering lost loved ones 10

Local hair and beauty salon raises thousands! 11

Fundraising Hall of Fame 12-15

Support the BIG Appeal and win BIG! 16

Your support is vital 17

Donation form 18

Get in touch

Call us on 0115 962 7905

Email

Address

charity@nuh.nhs.uk

Nottingham Hospitals Charity

Sherwood Building, City Hospital,

Hucknall Road, Nottingham NG5 1PB

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Welcome

Welcome to the Spring/

Summer 2018 edition

of Pulse, where you

can read the latest

news from Nottingham Hospitals

Charity and see the difference your

support is making to patients at

Nottingham’s hospitals.

I’d like to thank everybody who turned out

in the blazing heat for Robin’s Big World

Record on 7th May – take a look at some

fantastic pictures of the event on page 4. It

was a fabulous day and we raised a huge

amount of awareness and funds for the Big

Appeal for Nottingham Children’s Hospital.

If you’d like to find out about other

fundraising occasions you can get involved

in, turn to pages 6 and 7, where we’ve got

a whole host of fun and daring events lined

up for you.

Our Grand Prize Draw is also back this

summer, with cash prizes and a laptop

worth £1,500, courtesy of Jigsaw 24 – turn

to the back page for all the information you

need. If you’d like to purchase tickets, call

us on 0115 962 7905.

I hope you enjoy reading this issue of Pulse.

Thank you once again for your support.

Barbara Cathcart

Chief Executive

NUH Youth Service tackles NET Tram challenge to

raise money for Nottingham Children’s Hospital

A group of young patients and volunteers from NUH Youth Service successfully

tackled a unique fundraising challenge to raise money for the Big Appeal for

Nottingham Children’s Hospital.

The young people, aged 13 to 22, visited all

51 stops on Nottingham’s tram network

over a single day, taking a selfie at each one

and raising money for the Big Appeal in the

process.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of NUH

Youth Service, which is based within the

Children’s Hospital at the Queen’s Medical

Centre. The service, which is supported by

Nottingham Hospitals Charity, helps young

patients aged 11 to 21 who are being treated

at the Children’s Hospital.

Callum Sharpe, 21, a member

of the Youth Service, said: “I

took part because it’s a chance

to raise money for the simply

brilliant NUH Youth Service, which

has done so much for me and lots of other

people over the last twenty years.”

To find out more about the Big Appeal, which

aims to raise £4m to help young patients at

Nottingham’s Children’s Hospital, to make a

donation or get fundraising ideas, please visit

www.nottinghamhospitalscharity.org.uk/robin

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Special appeals – together we can change lives

Special appeals – together we can change lives

Robin’s Big World

Record!

With your help, on 7th May we

attempted to break the Guinness World

Record for the largest gathering of

people dressed as Robin Hood!

Robin’s Big World Record, in aid of the

Big Appeal for Nottingham Children’s

Hospital, was a huge success, with over

a thousand people coming along to

enjoy a family fun day and take part in

the World Record attempt.

Sadly, due to record-breaking

temperatures in the World Record attempt

area, some participants understandably

had to pull out of the event, leaving us

around 100 people short of breaking the

record. However, we’d still like to thank

everyone who came along to raise a huge

amount of awareness and money for the Big

Appeal. You’re all heroes!

Big Appeal for

Nottingham

Children’s

Hospital:

latest news!

Big Appeal latest:

the Big iMRI Appeal

As part of our Big Appeal for

Nottingham Children’s Hospital,

we have launched a campaign

to raise £1.2m to help young

patients who have been

diagnosed with brain tumours.

The Big iMRI Appeal is raising money to fund a

special MRI machine to be used during children’s

brain tumour surgery. This will help surgeons

remove as much of the tumour as possible – giving

children the best possible chance of being cured first

time, and preventing young children undergoing a

separate general anaesthetic for a post-operative

MRI the next day, which currently means an

agonising 24-hour wait for parents to find out if the

operation was a success.

Partnering with the University of Nottingham, the

appeal will help children like five-year-old Mia

Morgan (pictured) and her family, who are supporting

the Big iMRI Appeal after Mia was diagnosed

with a brain tumour and successfully treated at

Nottingham Children’s Hospital.

If you’d like to have fun and raise funds for the Big Appeal at the same time, why not sign up

to one of our upcoming events? Take a look at our events on pages 8 and 9 or visit our online

events page at www.nottinghamhospitalscharity.org.uk/events

If you’d like to support the Big iMRI Appeal,

you can donate using the form inside Pulse,

call us on 0115 962 7905 or visit

www.nottinghamhospitalscharity.org.uk

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What you have made possible

What you have made possible

How your donations have helped

With your help we are able to give around £4 million each year to fund lifesaving

equipment, ground-breaking research and environmental enhancements to

help patients at Nottingham’s hospitals. Here are some of the projects you have

helped us fund across all areas of your local hospitals.

NEONATAL

£30,556

to purchase two Babytherm

systems, which enable

tiny babies to be weighed

regularly and safely, as well

as providing heat from above

and below to help regulate

their temperature

Bereavement

support

£30,000

for the first year of running

our Zephyr’s centre, which

provides bereavement support

to families who have lost a

pregnancy, baby or child

MATERNITY

£1,000

for an inflatable birthing

pool for expectant

mothers who would like

to experience a water

birth

PARKINSON’S

£300

for a staff training

course on the

treating patients with

Parkinson’s disease

INTENSIVE CARE

£700

MYELOMA

£175,000

for research into

myeloma – a cancer

of the blood and bone

marrow

BRAIN INJURY

£600

for five Fitbits for use in

the rehabilitation of young

people with an acquired

brain injury

PICU

£36,100

to fund new, compact

trolleys used during

treatment on the

Paediatric Intensive Care

Unit, in colourful, family

friendly designs

for improvements to

relatives’ facilities at the

Adult Intensive Care Unit,

to give family members

a more comfortable

experience when visiting a

loved one on the unit

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How you can help

How you can help

Get involved!

We’ve got a whole host of events you can get involved in to raise money for

Nottingham’s hospitals. Whether you’re a bit of a daredevil, a keen runner, or just

want to have some fun, we’ve got something to suit you. Call us on

0115 962 7905 or email charity@nuh.nhs.uk to find out more. You can also sign up

online at www.nottinghamhospitalscharity.org.uk/events

Sunday 15th July 2018

Location: Trent Bridge, Nottingham

Dragon Boat Race

Our annual day of fun, excitement and furious paddling! Come along

and watch the teams compete, and enjoy family fun including a

barbecue and face painting.

Saturday 9th June 2018

Location: Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham

Big QMC Abseil

A unique opportunity to abseil almost 100ft down the side of

one of the UK’s largest hospitals! Registration is £30, plus a

minimum sponsorship of £120.

Sunday 24th June 2018

Location: Around Nottinghamshire

Cycle Live (Great Notts Bike Ride)

Details: Choose from five routes, varying in distance between the

25-mile ‘Robin Hood’ route, and ‘The Sheriff’ at a whopping 125

miles! Enjoy the sights as you cycle around Nottinghamshire to raise

money for your chosen area of the hospitals.

Nottingham Hospitals Charity is proud to be the official

charity at this year’s event.

Saturday 14th July 2018

Location: Nottingham Racecourse, Colwick, Nottingham

#Big Abseil

Inflatable 5k Obstacle Run

The UK’s best inflatable obstacle course is returning to Nottingham,

with bigger, bouncier and crazier NEW obstacles added! We have a

limited number of FREE places available for supporters pledging to

raise at least £100.

Sunday 12th August 2018

Location: Nottingham city centre

Asda Foundation

Nottingham 10k

Join in this popular 10k run for your chosen area of

Nottingham’s hospitals. We have a limited number of FREE

places available for supporters pledging to raise at least £150.

Saturday 15th September 2018

Locations: Langar Airfield, Nottinghamshire

Skydive

Take the plunge and skydive from 10,000ft in aid of

Nottingham’s hospitals. Not for the faint hearted!

Participants must raise a minimum of £395.

Sunday 30th September 2018

Location: Victoria Embankment, Nottingham

Ikano Robin Hood Half

/ Mini Marathon

Take part in Nottingham’s biggest running event in support

of Nottingham’s hospitals. Take on the half marathon or mini

marathon and enjoy the sights and sounds of our beautiful city.

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How you can help

How you can help

Remembering lost loved ones

Our brave supporter Craig Renton has raised more

than £25,000 in memory of his wife, Heidi Renton, and

their daughter, Isabella, through a tribute fund set up

in their honour.

Heidi sadly died in August last year, moments before the

couple’s daughter Isabella was delivered. Tragically, Isabella

also passed away just 15 hours after being born.

Heidi worked at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

as a radiographer, and since her death, Craig has continued

to honour her incredible legacy by raising funds for the

Nottingham Radiotherapy Centre.

Becky Cole, a Radiotherapy Team Manager who worked with

Heidi, said: “The support we have had from Craig has been

incredible – he has taken part in so many events and is an

inspiration to all of us in the department”.

Our thanks, also, to all those who have given so kindly to

Craig’s tribute fund in memory of Heidi and Isabella, in support

of the wonderful work of the Nottingham Radiotherapy Centre.

Local hair and beauty salon

raises thousands!

A local hair and beauty salon has raised over £12,000 for

breast cancer research at Nottingham’s hospitals over

the past six years.

Alison Madge, from Hucknall, was treated for breast cancer

in 2009 by Professor Stephen Chan at the Nottingham Breast

Institute, at the City Hospital. At Oasis Hair “We ‘go pink’

every October to raise money for Professor Chan’s research”

said Alison. “Last year we raised almost £4,000.”

If your business would like to support Nottingham

Hospitals Charity, please call our Corporate Partnerships

Officer, Marianne Burchell, on 0115 962 7905

or email marianne.burchell@nuh.nhs.uk

If you’d like to support Nottingham’s hospitals in memory of a loved one, please contact Ellis

Keay at Nottingham Hospitals Charity on 0115 962 7905 or email ellis.keay@nuh.nhs.uk

If you’d like to set up a Tribute Fund in memory of a loved one please contact Ellis or go to

www.everydayhero.co.uk/event/forevertributefund

Join the greatest

cycling event in

Nottinghamshire!

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of a three-year

partnership with the organisers of Cycle Live (formerly

the Great Notts Bike Ride). The popular annual cycling

event is supporting the Big Appeal for Nottingham

Children’s Hospital over the coming three years.

Bethan Wright, from Solutions for Accounting and CRM, who

took part in last year’s event, said: “It gives you a fantastic

sense of achievement. The atmosphere is very positive with

lots of encouragement from spectators and passers-by.”

Participants can choose from beautifully scenic 25, 50,

75, 100 or 125 mile routes through the Nottinghamshire

countryside, so there’s something to suit all abilities and

we have limited FREE places available.

Riders who raise £100 or more will be entered into a prize

draw to win a Specialized Diverge E5 Sport road bike

(RRP £999.99), generously donated by Rutland Cycling

and Specialized Nottingham.

For more information or to sign up please

call us on 0115 962 7905, email charity@nuh.nhs.uk

or register your interest online at

www.nottinghamhospitalscharity.org.uk/events

@NUHCharity #Here4Nottingham

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Fundraising hall of fame

Fundraising hall of fame

Huge thanks to Ann Rogers and

friends who have supported the

Charity for several years, and most

recently raised over £3,000 for the

children’s cancer ward at Nottingham

Children’s Hospital.

A huge thank you to the Swift family who

raise money each year through the Nuthall

Christmas Lights, where they decorate their

home and ask for donations from visitors.

Including last year’s total of £13,100, the family

has so far raised a phenomenal £100,000 over

the years, which is split between Hayward

House and When You Wish Upon A Star. Thank

you so much for your ongoing support!

A big thank you to Pat and David Bassett

and their friends and family who have

supported Nottingham’s hospitals

through an annual fundraising walk, for

more than 25 years. Last year’s walk

raised almost £2,500 to support prostate

cancer patients.

Huge thanks to the team at

Specsavers at Cirrus House in

Nottingham who raised more than

£14,000 for the Big Appeal by holding

a host of fundraising events over the

past two years. Thank you so much!

Well done to sixth form pupils at Nottingham

Emmanuel School who raised over £450 for the

children’s cancer ward through a gruelling rowing

challenge!

A big thank you to

Bindhu Saraswathy

who raised over £2,500

for the Critical Care

Unit in memory of her

father, by taking part in

a sponsored skydive!

Thank you to James Leckey whose family has

raised thousands of pounds over the years, most

recently giving £700 to ward F21 at the QMC after

he underwent a liver transplant several years ago.

The money was raised with the help of Mr Leckey’s

parents-in-law, Jean and Barry Parsons. Mr Leckey

has since gone on to compete in the British Transplant

Games – winning a gold in volleyball! Congratulations!

Special thanks to Ali Ashgar

who has supported the Charity

for several years, raising £3,800

through the Ali Akbar Welfare

Trust. The money was raised

through football tournaments in

memory of his son, Ali Akbar, who

sadly lost his battle with cancer at

the age of 27.

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Fundraising hall of fame

Fundraising hall of fame

Well done to Olivia Jenkins who has so

far raised over £1,500 for the Children’s

Development Centre in memory of three-yearold

Esmae Betteridge, a family friend who sadly

passed away in 2016. Olivia has run, swum and

baked to raise the money, and plans to continue

fundraising throughout 2018. What a superstar!

Well done to Sue Ratcliffe and her friends and

family who raised £3,000 for Barclay Ward and

our Cancer Research Fund. Sue raised money

in her local community, while her friends and

family climbed Mount Snowdon on her behalf!

What a wonderful team effort, thank you!

Thank you to Yu Energy who raised over £1,400 for

the Big Appeal for Nottingham Children’s Hospital.

A special thank you to the

Laskowski family and their

friends, who have raised £3,000

for children’s cancer ward E39

to thank them for the care their

son Kacper received there.

A very special thank you to the friends of Hannah Curr who

held a 24-hour Bon Jovi karaoke marathon for Hannah,

raising over £4,300 for the Nottingham Breast Institute.

Hannah, who has previously supported the Charity as a

volunteer, was diagnosed with a rare type of breast cancer

which doctors believed had spread to her brain. We were

delighted to hear that a repeat brain scan showed no sign of

cancer, and Hannah is on the road to recovery.

Well done to Rempstone Traction Club

who raised £3,500 for the Big Appeal

during their annual Rempstone Steam

and Country Show. The money was

raised in memory of budding engine

driver 14-year-old John Tomlinson,

who was treated on the Paediatric

Intensive Care Unit before he sadly

passed away last year.

Huge thanks to Just The

Tonic comedy club who

raised over £2,000 for our

Zephyr’s family bereavement

support centre, by holding a

special fundraising comedy

night. Thank you so much for

your support.

Big thanks to the organisers of the Waterfront Festival

who support the Wolfson Cystic Fibrosis Centre each

year – last year raising more than £1,700. Thank you!

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Support the

BIG Appeal

and win BIG!

For the cost of a £2 ticket to our prize draw you

could win a Macbook Pro laptop worth over £1,500,

courtesy of Jigsaw 24. Plus cash prizes of £500 or

£250, and more fabulous prizes including restaurant

vouchers and family days out.

Tickets are £2 each, available

on their own or in books of 5.

The draw will take place on

Monday 1 October 2017.

To buy tickets or to receive tickets

to sell to family and friends please call us on

0115 962 7905 or email charity@nuh.nhs.uk

For terms and conditions and a full list of prizes please visit

www.nottinghamhospitalscharity.org.uk

*Please note the Macbook shown in this advert is just for visual purposes and not the actual prize.

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