We did it!!! Thanks to all of our fantastic fundraisers, generous donors and supporters, we reached the target and completed the mammoth project! Well done and thank you to everybody involved. This has been a challenging and demanding appeal but we made it and that's all down to the support of people like you.

Although the Our Space Appeal is not currently an active appeal, we are still raising money and accepting donations for the unit to help with the upkeep. Technology will keep on improving and updating and with money coming in, it means we can make sure we can offer our young patients the best possible surroundings and distractions.

To make a donation or find out more, please call the fundraising office on 0116 258 8709.

Great news- with existing pledges of support and donations already in, we have £1million towards the £1.4million target! Thank you so much to everybody that's donated so far and to those that have pledged money to us. Let's keep it up!

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Many Thanks for taking the time to visit ourJustGiving page.

We are embarking on an ambitious project to create a world-class Children and Young People’s Cancer Unit for 0-24 year olds at Leicester Royal Infirmary.

Leicester Hospitals Charity, with support from the Teenage Cancer Trust, and the Robbie Anderson Cancer Trust, need to raise £1.4 million for the project to go ahead. If the money can be raised in time, work on the new unit will start in summer 2012.

Currently, children are treated in the children’s hospital. Young adults have specialist treatment  in adult oncology and haematology wards and outpatients. Other treatment  is spread out across different areas of the hospitals. This can be particularly difficult for teenagers and young adults both when first diagnosed and treated for cancer and if they need to make the transition from children’s to adult cancer services.

The new integrated unit will totally transform the environment in which children, teenagers and young adults are treated. The careful use of design, lighting and colour will turn an ordinary hospital ward into a space that children will find stimulating whatever their age.

This will include:

Dedicated medical and play facilities for children including games and television.

Separate medical and recreational facilities for teenagers and young people aged 13 to 24, including games, television and access to the internet.

Dedicated outpatient and day case treatment areas within the children and young people’s cancer unit (to avoid the need where possible to use the adult services)

An integrated team of specialist nurses, doctors and healthcare professionals from adult and children’s medicine.

Specially trained staff to assist with social activities, education and psycho-social issues

Support for families with a child or young person on the unit



Tim Diggle, Head of Fundraising said: ” Raising £1.4 million in the current economic climate is going to be a challenge, but anyone who has had experience of a child with cancer knows how important this new unit is. We really hope that families and communities across Leicester Leicestershire and Rutland can support this campaign and help provide the best possible facilities for all children and young people living with cancer.”



Please help us reach our challenging target by donating today.



Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.



So please dig deep and donate now.

Read more here.
Call 0116 258 8658 or Email fundraising@uhl-tr.nhsuk

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Leicester Hospitals Charity

Leicester Hospitals Charity

Charity Registration No. 1056804

Leicester Hospitals Charity aims to provide the best possible facilities and environment for patients, staff and visitors as well as helping to supply state-of-the-art equipment. We are the Charity for all 3 hospitals in Leicester- Leicester General Hospital, Glenfield & Leicester Royal Infirmary.

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Donations 168

A small donation to help Ward 27 over Christmas. It's in appreciation for the wonderful care the staff are giving my 9 year old granddaughter. Eve Lyons. Thank you. Thomas Lyons.

Donation by Thomas Lyons on 14/10/15


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

For excellent caring treatment to my son Nakul

Donation by Gunvanrai Chauhan on 02/05/15


+ £62.50 Gift Aid

This money from from Manorfield Childrens Club, Stoney Stanton who raised money by making Christmas candles and selling them on behalf of the Our Space Appeal

Donation by Sandra Dronfield-for Manorfield Ch Club on 23/02/15


+ £8.75 Gift Aid

We've been baking again!

Donation by Jackie Howarth on 11/02/15


+ £30.00 Gift Aid

Merry Christmas to all at the unit

Donation by Holly on 17/12/14


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation from funds raised from a bake sale to co-incide with Children in Need. Both charities have benefitted. Keep up the excellent work!

Donation by Jackie Howarth on 12/11/14


+ £51.25 Gift Aid

Donating to a local charity as well as ALS as part of the ice bucket challenge

Donation by Anonymous on 29/08/14

All the very best to you and your great work

Donation by Dean Nutting on 04/08/14


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

syncreon Technology UK held a Charity Golf Day as one of our Social Responsibility Initiatives and as one of our employees sons is treated in Ward 27 we decided to donate the funds raised to you.

Donation by syncreon Technology UK on 02/06/14


+ £250.00 Gift Aid

As part of our Corporate Charity donations, our staff have nominated your Our Space Appeal to receive a donation.

Donation by Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 31/03/14


loughborough coll supported 2012 and we wore the Dr Fox outfit when fund raising. A photograph taken of member of staff wearing the fox's head,won a competition and we wanted to donate some of prize.

Donation by Anonymous on 02/01/14


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Thanks to Ben Dawn and Ella for informing me of the illness Lymphoblastic Leukaemia of their little niece.Happy to help in any way I can.

Donation by stephen taylor on 30/12/13


Happy Christmas!

Donation by Nicola and Troy on 23/12/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Granddaughter recently in Ward 10 for a short time, what an amazing place this hospital is !

Donation by Carol Graham on 04/12/13


From Jessica Michelle School of Dance, proceeds from our annual dance show photo cds to help ward 27, Ourspace charity.

Donation by Jessica Botterill on 19/11/13


+ £21.40 Gift Aid

with thanks to 'Suzy Goes Commando' for making our 18/50 party THE party of summer 2013

Donation by Family King on 08/10/13


+ £50.00 Gift Aid

Further donation from Little Stars (Leicester) Ltd after a charity fun day at our nursery :)

Donation by Jane Adams on 20/09/13


+ £43.75 Gift Aid

Donation in loving memory of 'Sir' Oliver Burton x

Donation by Jemma Warrington on 18/08/13


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

for Brandon Thacker

Donation by giles bolton on 31/07/13


From myself and Wellingborough Rugby club Team Brandon Thacker x

Donation by Karl McAndrew on 23/07/13


In memory of Craig Mawby

Donation by Anonymous on 20/06/13

Donation by Anonymous on 23/05/13


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Aimi Williams-Smith on 13/05/13


+ £10.00 Gift Aid

Thanks to Newbold Verdon Methodist Church and all who donated at my very belated 50th birthday party!

Donation by Julie Taylor on 12/03/13


Donation by Jacqueline Milom on 04/03/13


Donation summary

  • * Online donations£11,960.00
  • Offline donations£1,473,727.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,485,687.00
  • Gift Aid£2,001.19

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