Picture caption: (L-R) - The Lady Mayoress of Leeds Janet Harper JP, Leeds Children’s Hospital’s official mascot Mr Ted, the Leeds Children’s Mayor, Amy Eckworth-Jones, the Lord Mayor of Leeds Cllr David Congreve and paediatric surgeon at Leeds Children's Hospital, Jonathan Sutcliffe at the launch of ‘Just One Day’.
Local residents, businesses, community groups and organisations are being urged to take part in a new ‘Just One Day’ city-wide campaign to raise funds for the Leeds Lord Mayor’s Charity Appeal.
As part of an official launch this week, the Lord Mayor of Leeds Cllr David Congreve asked the people of Leeds if they could possibly for just one day of the year on Friday 24 April, give their support to his chosen charity, the Leeds Children’s Hospital Appeal. Whether it is organising a cake sale, taking part in a sponsored event, donating a proportion of sales from an activity or performance or even wearing fancy dress, this is a fantastic opportunity to show your support and assist the tremendous work of the Leeds Children’s Hospital. Every penny which is raised will be put towards a number of improvements at the hospital ranging from the buying of new equipment to brightening up wards and family rooms.
To find out more about ‘Just One Day’ or to make a donation, please see: www.leeds.gov.uk/justoneday
If you also want to tell the Twitter world what you are doing support the ‘Just One Day’ campaign or to find out more information, please use the hashtag #justonedayleeds
For any further questions, please contact: LordMayorsOffice@leeds.gov.uk
Anyone wishing to contribute to the Lord Mayor’s appeal can do so in the following ways: By text: ‘LMCA01’ and putting the amount after the 1, i.e. £5 to 70070, or online at www.justgiving.com/lmca
Joining the Lord Mayor at the launch event included the Lady Mayoress of Leeds Janet Harper JP, paediatric surgeon at Leeds Children's Hospital, Jonathan Sutcliffe, the Leeds Children’s Mayor, Amy Eckworth-Jones and Leeds Children’s Hospital’s official mascot Mr Ted.
The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor David Congreve said:
"The people of Leeds, along with local businesses, educational establishments, groups and organisations do such an amazing job supporting a wide-range of charities in our city. We know it is not always possible to give to every single charity all the time, and with this in mind, it would be fantastic if people might be able to spare ‘Just One Day’ to raise money for the Lord Mayor’s Charity, which this year is supporting the very worthy Leeds Children’s Hospital Appeal.
"There really are no rules to how you can raise money as part of our ‘Just One Day Appeal, which in 2015 will be held on Friday 24 April. Whether it is having a cake sale, wearing fancy dress or holding a sponsored event, every penny raised will make a tremendous difference to the Leeds Children’s Hospital, who provide such wonderful care for our young people."
Sharon Evans, Fundraising Development Manager at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Charitable Foundation said:
"We are thrilled that the people of Leeds are getting involved in ‘Just One Day’, every penny raised will make a big difference to the experience our young patients have during their stay. Some children are with us for months and even years and the funds raised from Just One Day will provide a brighter and more stimulating environment and future for these children from across the region."
Notes to editors:
Leeds Children’s Hospital is the second largest service for Children in the country and was created in April 2010 by bringing all children’s inpatient services together in one location at the Leeds General Infirmary, solving the issue of seriously ill youngsters having to be transferred across the city.
The range of specialised children’s services in Leeds that has evolved to meet the needs of the local, regional and national child population is extensive. Our children’s services admit over 30,000 children to our wards each year, we treat over 109,000 children in our outpatient departments and see nearly 60,000 children each year through our Accident and Emergency Department.
For further information, please see:
Leeds Children’s Hospital Appeal
For media enquiries, please contact;
Colin Dickinson, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 39 51578