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Over to You! There are many ways that you can support our ‘Branching Out’ appeal whether you are an individual, community group, school or company. A few examples are listed below: Consider nominating us as your Charity of the Year. Hold a fundraising event such as a dress down day, coffee morning or cake sale. Volunteer to raise money on our behalf such as hold a stall at gala days or become a speaker. Consider regular giving or a payroll giving scheme at work. Organise or take part in a sponsored walk or run. Book a speaker presentation at work or in your community group. Our fundraising team would be happy to send you an “Essential Guide to Fundraising” and can supply you with tshirts, stickers and other goodies to help make your event a real success! To support our appeal please contact Ann Wyatt, House Manager Treetop House Sheffield Children’s Hospital Western Bank Sheffield S10 2TH Tel 0114 271 7176 Ann@sickchildrenstrust.org OR Samantha Silverwood Regional Fundraiser (Yorkshire) Samantha@sickchildrenstrust.org 07952016846

Every donation will be put to excellent use! Below are some examples of what YOUR donation could buy.

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£10 set of mugs or radio alarm clock £25 kettle or toaster £50 Duvet, sheet & pillow case set £100 A microwave oven £250 Vacuum Cleaner £500 Television £1000 Toys for the playroom £5000 Living room furniture

Branching Out Appeal “Extending our Reach”

Together we can make a difference! Charity Registration Number 284416


Branching Out! Growing our Support for Families in Need. Sheffield Goes for the Full Monty!

With your help we can make a difference! Sheffield’s Branching Out campaign needs to raise £1.2 million pounds.

Those familiar with Sheffield Children’s Hospital may know that Treetop House, our thirteen bedroom ‘Home from Home’ is already up and running—providing vital, free accommodation to the families of critically ill and injured children. Keeping families together at the most difficult of times. However, this facility is simply not big enough to care for the increasing number of families that need accommodation close to their sick children’s bedside. Last year alone we 814 families on our waiting list at Treetop House! “Telling families there is no room for them to stay is one of the hardest part of the job.. Some families are in tears but often we just can’t do anything to

With your help we plan to transform 2 detached houses, located on the hospital site. These properties will be joined together to form an additional ‘Home from Home’ and will be directly linked to Critical Care. This new facility will provide 11 new family bedrooms and will literally change, and potentially save, lives! With your support an additional 250 families per year will be able to stay at the bedside of their critically ill child.

Our Story We have used Treetop House over the years as our 8 year old daughter, Isobel was born with cerebral palsy. It’s just been a blessing to be able to be with Isobel and to bring her sister Olivia to stay and spend time with her at the weekends. Isobel’s emotions are all over the place and that makes her condition worse, so I hate to think how upset she would have been if we were having to stay somewhere else. It’s just a fantastic place and we fully support the Branching Out appeal to enable more families to benefit from the gift of staying with their critically ill child. Rebecca Dew, Isobel and Olivia’s mum.

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“No nurse or doctor..is normally any substitute for a parent. Children’s deterioration is normally spotted first by a parent and their recovery is vastly enhanced by their presence.” John Reid, Sheffield Children’s Hospital NHS Trust.


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