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Find out all the latest news from The Children’s Appeal and hear what our incredible fundraisers have been up to in support of it.

Neil hits “The Wall” for Children’s Fund

Father-of four Neil Collinson, of Longton, hit The Wall – a 70 mile so named...

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Footballers score their charity hat trick!

A team of former Garstang FC players have scored a very special hat trick –...

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Pupils’ “heroic” dress up for charity

Reception class pupils from Penwortham’s Whitefield Primary School (pictured above) took power dressing to the...

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Former footballers’ new goal of supporting our charity’s Children’s Fund

A team of former Garstang FC players have a new goal – completing the National...

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Blackburn company’s generosity makes it a Christmas star

Blackburn toy importer and supplier Heathside currently has a sales team at Germany’s Nuremberg Toy...

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Refurbished break-out room for parents officially opened

The “new” parents’ room adjoining Ward 8 – the Children’s Ward – at the Royal...

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Weather can’t halt annual Scooter Selection Box Run in aid of Children’s Services at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals 

The cold weather couldn’t put a stop to the annual Scooter Selection Box Run for...

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Charity Jingle Jog Bell to be forerunner of Christmas Countdown

Preston’s countdown to Christmas has a new forerunner this year – a family Jingle Bell...

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Saanvi plucks at the heart strings for charity

Budding musician Saanvi Reddy (15), a pupil at Clitheroe Royal Grammar School and at the...

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Pupils’ “heroic” effort for children’s charity

Pupils from Penwortham’s Whitefield Primary School (pictured above) took power dressing to the extreme when...

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LTH Charity secures one of 600 LEGO MRI scanners to help children build up courage for important scans

Thanks to a successful application from Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity, the amazing patients and staff...

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Former nurse Julie makes her birthday a gift for Children’s Appeal in tribute to son

When former nurse Julie Appleby celebrated a significant birthday – her 60th – with a...

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How staring into space can help relieve pain and anxiety

Staring into space is now just the thing to help keep young patients undergoing blood,...

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Appeal is looking for a Marvel-lous response!

The fundraising team at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals is hoping for a Marvel-lous response to the...

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Appeal’s projection time for a speedier recovery!

An interactive projector system that projects games, puzzles and activities on to any flat surface...

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Care Team’s Leap of Faith

A trio of care assistants from St Annes’ Clifton Homecare Ltd took a leap of...

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Fundraiser Lucy’s eggs-tra surprise from company staff

There was an eggs-tra special treat for Children’s Appeal fundraiser Lucy Clark when she visited...

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Michelle is roped in to help take appeal to new heights!

Patient experience lead for children’s services Michelle Millington (left) is among supporters of Lancashire Teaching...

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North West Developer Gifts £1,500 to Lancashire Teaching Hospital’s Children’s Appeal

Leading developer Barratt and David Wilson Homes North West has donated £1,500 to Lancashire Teaching...

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Children’s Ward staff to watch their noise

Young patients on the Children’s Ward at the Royal Preston Hospital should now sleep better...

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Companies’ kind donation for Children’s Mental Health Week

Two companies, which regularly work for Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, have come together...

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Appeal’s fundraising leap of faith

The team behind Lancashire Teaching Hospitals’ Children’s Appeal is taking a leap of faith by...

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Children’s Appeal aims to make memories from donation of Children’s Ward CuddleCot

Parents suffering baby loss will now have time to make memories before saying their final...

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Children’s Appeal jingle jog jogs on into New Year!

A new date of Sunday, 22nd January 2023, has been finalised for Lancashire Teaching Hospitals...

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Theodore rules the floor!

Three-year-old Theodore Fedmas, of Preston, had all the moves when he joined Lancashire Teaching Hospitals...

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Put a Jingle in your jog this December!

Preston is to have its first ever family Jingle Bell Jog on Sunday, 11th December,...

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Children’s Appeal gets up to some fishy business

There’s something fishy going on in the Children’s Outpatients Department at the Royal Preston Hospital....

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Grants help Children’s Appeal up its game

Grants from five different charitable bodies awarded to Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity for its Children’s...

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Howay the Children’s Appeal!

A five-strong team representing Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity raised £1,361.50 for its Children’s Appeal by...

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Skydivers take Children’s Appeal to new heights

A six-strong team of first-time skydivers, who all had parachuting from an aeroplane at more...

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Baby Clara gives a cheer to see barometer rise!

It’s not just the temperature that’s rising in Preston but also the number on the...

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Matron Nicola’s plans to reach new heights and you can join her!

When it comes to reaching new heights, the sky’s literally the limit for Nicola Entwistle,...

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Family fun day tonic for charities

A family fun day at Penwortham’s Sir Tom Finney Pub raised £634.80 for Lancashire Teaching...

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Choir on song for Children’s Appeal

Shoppers at Deepdale’s Sainsbury’s supermarket found themselves being serenaded in the aisles by members of...

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Local Superheroes Found

Adults, children and even little tots all found the superhero inside of themselves to raise...

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Last chance to make a splash for Children’s Appeal!

Cold water swimming fans have a last gasp opportunity to guarantee themselves a place in...

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Children’s charities unite for family fun day

Two of the area’s best-known children’s charities are uniting to stage the ultimate family fun...

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Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity chosen as Charity of the Year by Arco Clothing Centre

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity chosen as this year’s Charity of the Year by Arco Clothing...

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A cracking Easter thanks to you!

Children had an eggs-tra special Easter and were eggs-cited to have chocolate eggs for breakfast...

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Calling all Superheroes! Power up to help change the lives of local children.

Caped crusaders, masked vigilantes, people with a job that involves a flashing blue light and...

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Supermarket gifts toys to Children’s Appeal

Toys with a collective price tag of more than £300 have been gifted to Lancashire...

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Beavers give bags of help to children home and abroad

Beavers from the 5th Penwortham URC Scout Group have given bags of help to Lancashire...

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Appeal’s milestone to make new play area possible

A specially designed play area that will help the clinical teams at Leyland’s Broadoaks Child...

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Play company to be possible game changer for Children’s Appeal

Playdale Playgrounds Ltd, the UK’s leading manufacturer of children’s outdoor play equipment, has chosen Lancashire...

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Farming community doubles the joy for local youngsters

Preston’s farming community doubled the joy for local children in the run up to Christmas...

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Success at the end of the rainbow run for our supporters

Our Rainbow run was an absolute success with supporters choosing where, how, when and what...

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Local Chorley Business, That’s Mine, donate to our Children’s Appeal

During the recent Covid-19 lockdowns, local Chorley small business specialising in luxury personalised embroidered gifts,...

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Birthday boy Toby makes the cut for Children’s Appeal

When it comes to memorable birthdays, Toby Parkinson’s ninth will be right up there forever...

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Petra’s hope for gold at the end of the Rainbow

Hoping that the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow is more than...

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Mum’s the word for teen fundraiser Jennifer

Teenagers aren’t best renowned for listening to their parents but 15-year-old Jennifer Shorrock, of Preston,...

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Leanne peaks to raise funds for Children’s Appeal

Children’s Ward manager Leanne Ratcliffe reached her peak at the weekend – the summit of...

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Cutler forges through ultra marathon to raise funds for Children’s Appeal

At 6ft 8in, there aren’t many obstacles that get in the way of Andrew Woodhead,...

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Ribbleton pupils race to help Children’s Appeal

Pupils of Ribbleton’s Brookfield Community Primary School are ahead of the field when it comes...

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Building firm helps lay foundations for Children’s Appeal

Chorley construction firm D&G Builders has helped lay some solid foundations for Lancashire Teaching Hospital...

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Tractor run sets appeal’s wheels in motion

A tractor run, dedicated to the memory of a five-year-old Inskip boy who lost a...

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Barry becomes appeal patron

A Samlesbury man, who describes himself as having the best job in the world because...

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Charity’s £1 million appeal to make hospital less scary for children

Thousands of children could soon be benefitting from a £1 million overhaul of wards and...

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Royal Preston Hospital gets eggcellent donation in cracking gesture from Lancashire homebuilder

Royal Preston Hospital has received a large donation of Easter eggs for its paediatric unit...

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Storytime comes to Royal Preston Hospital thanks to Children’s book donation

To mark World Book Day (4th March), Lancashire housebuilder Barratt Homes has donated a large...

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Local boy raises more than £2,000 for Lancashire Teaching Hospitals’ children’s unit by writing his first book

9 year-old Ahaan Ram has raised more than £2,000 for his local NHS by writing...

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