23 %
raised of £1,000 target
by 10 supporters

Great Runs for Little Lives Appeal at Milton Keynes Hospital

Fundraising for Milton Keynes Hospital Charity

23 %
raised of £1,000 target
by 10 supporters
  • Team members: Richard Bulmer
  • Event: BUPA Great North Run 2009, 20 Sep 2009

Milton Keynes Hospital Charity

We raise funds for a better MK Hospital to help local people when they need it most


Hi all,

I am looking to take part in a number of Great Runs later this year and I need your help with sponsorship to support the Little Lives Appeal at Milton Keynes Hospital.

As most of you will know I always say that this will be the last year I take part but I this year I mean it - as my legs have made me promise. So this will be the last great runs I take part in so I would like to go out with a bang and raise the most money possible to support this charity.

The Trust cares for over 350 neonatal babies each year and vital life-saving equipment and an appropriate environment are needed to provide the most sophisticated care to these special patients. The Little Lives Appeal aims to raise £250,000 for the Neonatal Unit, which will go towards a full refurbishment and redesign of the Unit. 

Some of the premature, small or ill babies admitted to the Neonatal Unit are born as early as 24 weeks old (16 weeks early) and weighing as little as 500 grams.

Over 3,600 babies were delivered by Trust staff last year, and around ten per cent of babies born at the Trust are admitted to its Neonatal Unit where they receive intensive, high dependency and special care.

But the demand for our specialist services is growing. The hospital currently has 18 cots (to deliver intensive and special care), and plans to add a further four high dependency cots. A complete refurbishment is needed to enable the hospital to increase capacity to 22 cots, and allow equipment to be upgraded.

Funds raised from the appeal will enable us to continue to provide excellent care to tiny babies and a fresh, relaxed environment for their parents.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

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.