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Abseiling 100ft down the Oxford Hospital for Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals Charitable Funds because I want to raise cash for the Children's Wards

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  • Event: Abseil for the Oxford Children's Hospital, 23 Sep 2012

Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals Charitable Funds

We fund equipment, research and facilities to support patients across OUH Hospitals

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WELL.....HERE WE ARE AGAIN

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

On 22nd September, I'm abseiling down a very tall building to help raise funds for the fantastic Children's Ward at the Oxford Children's Hospital.

Our 5 year old Grandson, Lewis (PICTURED BEFORE TREATMENT) has been diagnosed with Langerhan's Cell Histiocytosis, which has created a tumour in his skull and is being treated with Chemotherapy/Steroids at the Kamran's Childrens Cancer Ward. He is a very brave little boy, taking all the nasty treatment in his stride, he has even been filmed having his treatment, to show its not, as he says "scary".

Less than 50 children a year in the UK are diagnosed with Langerhan's Cell Histiocytosis and Kamran's Ward is a centre of excellence.

Lewis is just one of the many children treated annualy on this fantastic ward, where the Doctors, Nurses and Play Specialists do an astounding job, often very traumatic.

Many of the children need to stay for prolonged periods in the ward, usually with their Mums and/or Dads, and all the toys, playstations, WII's etc that all children love are donated privately, through schemes like this. There is also a vast amount of medical equipment that is funded through the charity.

Lewis is progressing with his treatment, but has relapsed and now suffers from Diabetes Insispidus caused by LCH.  His treatment will probably last another year or so, and he is likely to be under the supervsion of the ward for a further 10 years.

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 if you have children or love children please dig deep and donate now, every penny counts.

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