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A little bit of information for you.....

One of our beautiful twins, Milo, developed Hydrocephalus when he was a couple of weeks old. (This is simply the "posh" term for water on the brain!) He had an operation at the tender age of 4 weeks (still a premature baby then!) and so it all began.

Milo has had repeated illness, investigations, surgery, and has battled the odds to survive - he has just endured a month in hospital and has faced numerous operations. He is a true star. (obviously, due to the fact he appeared in series 2 of Downton Abbey - he is LITERALLY a star!)

Milo has received the MOST incredible care at the Children's Neurosurgical Unit, at Southampton General Hospital on SO many occasions, The Nurses on the ward are a credit to the nursing profession, whilst the surgical team have saved Milo's life - repeatedly.

Having just spent the last month on the ward, it has really hit me how unsupported the unit is within the Hospital.

They are desperate to raise money for new books, DVD's, portable DVD players, stocking up the bravery cupboard (essential!) and other activities for a range of learning abilities. (They are very tight on space so raising money allows the unit to purchase ward-specific items.)

Milo spent 2 weeks cot-bound with an external drain - very challenging times!

I am planning to organise a range of fundraising activities, but want to get the ball rolling with this page...

So please.....DIG DEEP for an amazing surgical unit.

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Updates 1

25/08/2012-we are doing sooooo well...and have some exciting news to announce very soon.....do you fancy the chance of winning 2 x Virgin Air Tickets to ANYWHERE in the world they fly? Watch this space!!! Please keep spreading the word about the appeal, every penny counts :))

25/08/12 11:29

Raising money for

Southampton Hospital Charity

Southampton Hospital Charity

Charity Registration No. 1051543

Southampton Hospital Charity aims to complement and enhance services and facilities for patients and their families in the care of Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust. The NHS Trust supports the needs of half a million people living in the city and south west Hampshire, and also provides specialist services to more than three million people in central southern England, the Channel Islands and further afield. With your help the Charity can help to provide a hospital environment that exceeds expectations. <p> If you would like your donation or fundraising activity to benefit a particular area or The Red & White Appeal, please specify this on your fundraising page or, if making a donation, in the free text box.

Donations 166

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I wish you all the luck in raising your target amount for the hospital who looked after Milo so well :)

Donation by Joanna Vudali on 30/12/12

£5.00

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I hope you reach your target (plus some!). Love to you all. Angela

Donation by Angela Ingle on 13/12/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Val Ford on 03/10/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by louise woodhouse on 20/09/12

£10.00

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Donation by DONNA kirk on 16/09/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Much love to Milo and all the other poorly children being looked after at Southampton Hospital Neurosurgical Unit.

Donation by Joanie & Co. on 10/09/12

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Donation by Caroline Emptage on 06/09/12

£3.00

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Donation by An Vermeir on 06/09/12

£15.00

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Your strength and bravery are truly inspirational. A pleasure to donate to such a good cause, well done x

Donation by Emma Hardy on 05/09/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Keep up the good work!

Donation by Kerrie Messenger on 03/09/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Keep up the good work nearly there

Donation by Matthew Norris-Hill on 03/09/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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An amazing cause for an amazing little boy and a wonderful family. Much love. X

Donation by Lisa McLaren on 31/08/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Keep up the fantastic work :) xxx

Donation by Amy Middleton on 31/08/12

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

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Every success in reaching your target. Hoping the toys that you are able to purchase will bring much joy to the children on the ward.

Donation by Susan Coggan on 31/08/12

£15.00

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Incredible fundraising effort! Well done. It's a lovely idea.

Donation by Nicholas Lockley on 31/08/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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best wishes to all those children that use the unit.

Donation by deborah pestell on 30/08/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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A legendary unit.

Donation by Ian Cockburn on 30/08/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Best Wishes

Donation by TIM J on 30/08/12

£20.00

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Best wishes Millie and family

Donation by Maz Hopcroft on 29/08/12

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

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Brave boy... and brave you all.

Donation by Kathy Bamber on 29/08/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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I hope you reach your target and beyond Millie. Best wishes to Milo and the whole family, Susan

Donation by Susan Bunce on 29/08/12

£5.00

Donation by Anonymous on 29/08/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Jacky Cowles on 29/08/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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What a brave little boy and caring Mum!

Donation by Marion Parker on 29/08/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 28/08/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£5,000.50
  • Offline donations£20.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£5,020.50
  • Gift Aid£1,137.25

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