Last week another Milly’s Smiles delivery was made, this time it was Graeme and John’s turn to take 20 Milly Bags to Ward 3B at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.
It was their first delivery together and they had strict instructions on what was expected! They did an amazing job of safely delivering our Milly Bags all the way up to the ward and into their storage room.
Huge thank you to the team, our volunteers are the backbone of Milly’s Smiles and we couldn’t do what we do without them.
Thank you also to everyone who continues to support us – everyday we make a huge difference to someone.
In total we have delivered 285 Milly Bags to Alder Hey and we feel very humbled that we are able to help newly diagnosed children and their families every day.
Over the last few months Tesco in Great Harwood have been running a book swap stand, and all money raised has been donated to Milly’s Smiles.
To date they have raised an amazing amount of £2790! This will fund almost 20 of our Milly Bags.
Milly Bags are given out to families whose child has been newly diagnosed with a cancer related illness and admitted into one of the main treatment hospitals across the North of England.
Lucy from Great Harwood, received a Milly Bag when she was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma and admitted onto Ward 84 at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.
Mum, Carrie told us “Lucy was 8 years old when she was diagnosed with cancer. Finding ourselves in hospital unexpectedly for a long stay was something that we weren’t prepared for. The Milly’s Smiles bag meant the world to us – not just because it was filled with so much practical stuff that we desperately needed but also just the fact that someone cared enough to make sure we had what we needed – and more importantly had walked in our shoes and knew exactly what it was like to be in our situation “
We thank you everyone who has supported the book swap, this money will make a huge difference to us and we appreciate it more than you will ever know. Together we really are making a difference every single day.
Earlier this month Ross, took on The Marathon Des Sables which is classed as the toughest foot race in the world .
Ross flew to Morocco to take part in the gruelling challenge where he had to run 250km in 6 days whilst carrying this own kit including food and sleeping gear, in exceedingly hot temperatures of 50C and above!
This was an awesome challenge and one which Ross has been preparing for over several months.
As well as completing this incredible feat Ross has also raised an amazing amount of £5455.00 for Milly’s Smiles!
He told us that it was ‘an epic event but very brutal’.
Huge well done to Ross and thank you to everyone who supported him. We hope he is getting plenty of rest and recovery time!