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Recruitment agency adopts Leo’s Appeal

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City recruitment agency FS1 has adopted Milton Keynes Hospital’s Leo’s Appeal as a charity partner.

The appeal was launched last year and is raising £200,000 to enhance the children’s wards. The partnership was officially launched this week with FS1 staff receiving a special visit from the charity mascot Leo the Lion. They are already in full-swing with their fundraising for the appeal, with Director Adele Evans training for a half marathon this May.

Despite the gruelling training, Adele is looking forward to the half marathon as well as other events they have planned during the year.

She said: “FS1 is so pleased to have joined Team Leo, raising funds for what we consider such a worthwhile, local cause.”

Adele had a personal experience on the children’s ward last year.

She said: “We couldn’t fault the care my daughter received whilst at the hospital. But I know first-hand how frightening it can be for both children and parents – and I want to help provide children across my community with a more comfortable stay in hospital.”

Fundraising Manager Vanessa Holmes is delighted with the new partnership. She said: “We are thrilled to be working with a local company such as FS1! This partnership is giving Leo’s Appeal a real boost and will help make a tangible difference to children and families staying on our wards.”

Senior Sister Alison Turner can’t thank staff enough. She said: “Many thanks to staff from FS1 for pledging their support. Leo’s Appeal, it will make a huge difference to our youngest patients and their families.”

If individuals or companies would like to support Leo’s Appeal please contact Fundraising Manager Vanessa Holmes, on 01908 826690 or email fundraising@mkhospital.nhs.uk.

 

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