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Sarah Lynch

Sarah Lynch is crowdfunding

raised of £100 target by 17 supporters

Weʼre raising £100 to raise funds for wipe clean books that can be used by children attending appointments & staying in the Woodlands ward at Harrogate Hospital

North Yorkshire

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We would like to provide new wipe clean books and activities for Children attending & staying at Harrogate District Hospital to be able to use. We have said £100 but the more we get the more we can fill all of the departments that children attend and in addition enough to have floating about for busy days and for some to be away for cleaning!

Our son William is now 8 years old and has a diagnosis of Arthritis, Enthesitis, Autism and an Arachnoid Cyst. We would like to say a HUGE thank you to all the medical team at Harrogate District Hospital for their amazing, consistent, warmhearted and ongoing care that William has received and still is!

We have noticed on our recent visits during this Covid pandemic the majority or toys and books have had to be taken out of the children's waiting room and hospital ward. This is understandably to comply with Covid hygiene regulations. We would like your help to be able to raise funds to provide wipe clean books and activities. There are children attending their first appointments, many with more complex needs than William, however, regardless of their diagnosis all children need distractions, if anything to also comfort their worried parents & carers.

William has regular tests and assessments, from bloods to MRIs and is on a complex set of medication. We have spent many hours at the hospital, including eye, tonsil and adenoid surgery. Therefore, it is fair to say we have seen many departments. Everyone has been so supportive, taken the time to explain the process and even stay on during their lunch to support William during a tough appointment.

I am an Usborne Consultant and know how I can help. I am able to purchase resources for the Pediatrics Outpatients, Woodlands Ward and the Specialist Child Development Centre that in checking with the hospital and their Infection, Prevention and Control Team will be compliant. I can purchase these at less than the R.R.P.

With your help with small donations put together we can purchase lots of books, activities and more to keep children entertained and distracted during a tough time! With the host benefits and donating any commission back into more book orders to ensure we can absolutely fill these departments with fabulous fun for the children! The books will be for all ages!

We have been in touch with the hospital and they would very much welcome these donations. We will ensure if we are successful you see pictures of any purchased books from Sarah Jane's Book Corner.

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  • Sarah Lynch2 months ago
    Sarah Lynch

    Sarah Lynch

    2 months ago

    Hello all, thank you all for your donations! We are delighted we have already smashed our £160 thank you so much. Every extra penny we can keep fundraising will buy more books, it would be fabulous to fill the wards before Christmas! x

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Page last updated on: 10/14/2020 21.58



  • Celine Ruze

    Celine Ruze

    Oct 14, 2020

    Heard about this wonderful project on Radio York. What a fantastic idea! Well done William for thinking of it and to your mum for making it happen. X


  • Anonymous


    Oct 14, 2020

  • Kirsty stapylton

    Kirsty stapylton

    Oct 14, 2020

    Great idea William and sarah 😁


  • Carolyn Mulligan

    Carolyn Mulligan

    Oct 13, 2020

    How thoughtful. Best of luck with the fundraising. x


  • Andrea Taylor

    Andrea Taylor

    Oct 13, 2020

    Well done William! What a great idea


  • Chris Brown

    Chris Brown

    Oct 13, 2020

    What a lovely idea! Love, Chris & Keri x


  • Pauline


    Oct 13, 2020

    This is brilliant x


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