CHILDREN from across the area have been unfaltering in their efforts to raise funds for the WHH Charity over recent months during the Covid-19 pandemic.
They have been running, skipping, cycling, taking part in all manner of sponsored challenges to raise funds to help the patients and staff at Warrington & Halton’s Hospital sites.
Lots of children and teenagers have also spent time making items and donating them to the charity to bring a smile to those in need and the charity wants to say “Thank You & please keep it up!”
One of those raising funds was 5-year-old Aneeshwar with a cricket challenge, hitting a cricket ball 100 times a day over 10 days – 1000 hits, who raised nearly £3,000. He was inspired by Captain Tom Moore.
Helen Higginson, Head of Fundraising, WHH Charity said: “We have received so many lovely handcrafted items from children – poems, cards, key rings, pictures which are so well received. We have also been hugely grateful to all the children who have been fundraising for us by doing lots of different challenges.
“The message from us is a massive thank you and please don’t stop! We need your support more than ever as we learn to operate our hospitals with new restrictions and visiting on our wards continues to be suspended.”
At the start of the pandemic the WHH Charity pledged to send patients home with a bag of shopping and those in need of them with a fresh set of clothes. While family visits are still limited patients need this support more than ever and the charity wants to continue to this for patients when they are discharged to make their lives a little easier as they settle back into their homes.
Should you wish to donate to WHH Charity please visit https://www.justgiving.com/warringtonandhaltonhospitals
To donate non-perishable goods or to let us know about your fundraising efforts please get in touch with our team on 01925 662 666 or email WHH.Charity@nhs.net