Jenny’s a keeper as she raises £1,000 for Leo’s Appeal

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A staff member at Milton Keynes Hospital has raised more than £1,000 after becoming a keeper for the lions.

Fundraising officer Jenny Howells took on the challenge of being a keeper for the day at Woburn Safari Park on November 8 to raise money for the hospital’s Leo’s Appeal.

By pitching in and helping the keepers with their daily routines, Jenny successfully reached her fundraising target and raised an impressive £1,048.60.

She said: “Working with the lions for the day was a challenging but amazing experience. It feels all the more rewarding knowing that I am making a difference to children and their families at Milton Keynes Hospital.”

“I am absolutely thrilled to have received so much support and would like to thank everyone who made a donation. I’m really grateful for the help of Head of Carnivores Bob Streatfield and of course Woburn Safari Park.”

Leo’s Appeal is raising funds for the children’s wards at Milton Keynes Hospital. From redeveloping ward areas to enhancing facilities for parents, the £200,000 appeal will make a huge difference to local children and families.

Jenny is calling on people to continue to get involved and support this local cause. She said: “Leo’s Appeal is raising funds to ensure local children and their families receive the best care possible at Milton Keynes Hospital. More than 36,000 children are seen by our staff every year – so the impact will be huge. We are so lucky to have as much support as we do and I wanted to be able to do something too!”

If you would like to support Leo’s Appeal contact Fundraising Manager Vanessa Holmes on 01908 826690 or email