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Team PATCHES Jurys Inn Abseil

Posted by Patchesgroup on July 8, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Daz Balls Extreme Gym

Posted by Patchesgroup on July 2, 2012 at 5:10 AM

Big thanks to Daz Ball's Xtreme Gym and his boys for fundraising for us.

 Daz has sold 50 bands and has asked me to order more. Two of his boys are doing a sponsored bike ride to raise funds solely for Patches and tomorrow Daz and his brother Callum Ball, are doing a sponsored walk with the little ones at our local nursery. Daz is the MAN!!! Thank you so much, you are making a difference x

I'll update with dates and more fundraising things as and when i get the details.

Take care lovelies, Helen xxx

Launch of new family support group in Manchester

Posted by Patchesgroup on June 21, 2012 at 5:50 AM

We are pleased to announce that our collaboration with Lagan's Foundation is working really well .

Our new family support group is lauching on the 6th July at Ronald Mcdonald House in Manchester, we look forward to meeting lots of new families :-)

Bowling fundraiser was an amazing night

Posted by Patchesgroup on June 21, 2012 at 4:20 AM

Well we had a great night on the 10th June at Mansfield superbowl ,we would like to say a huge Thankyou to everyone who came and supported us we raised an amazing £460

Thankyou to Laura from' Lolly's Cakes' ,in Kirkby in ashfield for donating the amazing PATCHES cupcakes.They went down a treat :-)

 If you would like to order any of lauras cakes please call her on  ( 07826 484241 ) or check out Lolly's cakes on facebook.

Thankyou to Neverland Keepsake Creations for donating a voucher towards their beautiful range online to view their beautiful range go to www.neverlandcreations.co.uk or email [email protected]

Thankyou to Personalised gifts by polly for donating some lovely hair accessories for more info check out their page on facebook .

Thankyou to everyone who donated prizes to our raffle ,and for everyone who came and supported us xxxx

PATCHES in this edition of Heartlink Magazine

Posted by Patchesgroup on May 9, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Heartlink magazine goes out to approx 1800 families whos children are treated at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester ,thankyou for your support xxx

Charity Abseil 7th July 2012

Posted by Patchesgroup on May 9, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Hi folks we are going to be doing the charity abseil on the 7th july at The Jury's Inn Hotel in Derby ,from 11am onwards to raise funds for our group alongside other charities and groups , please feel free to donate via paypal on our donate page or pop along and cheer us on x 

 Thankyou for your support

Money Raised By Julie Shocklocks School of Dancing

Posted by Patchesgroup on April 21, 2012 at 5:35 PM

We would like to say a huge Thankyou to Julie Shacklocks School of Dancing as they donated all the money raised from their raffle along with donations at their Dance Show 'When Will I Be Famous ' to our group .

I would like to personally thank Julie ,the dancing teachers ,the dancers and their families and all that came to watch , bought raffle tickets and donated x

In total they raised a massive £300 which will make a huge difference to our families and the support we can provide xxxx:)


NEW LEAFLETS

Posted by Patchesgroup on April 5, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Hi our new leaflets are available to view and print if you would would like  ,they are in the Leaflets and Newsletter section .

many thanks The PATCHES Team xxx

WRISTBANDS

Posted by Patchesgroup on April 5, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Hi just a note to say how well the wristbands are selling we still have plenty left so let us know if you would like some xx

many thanks maria x

MOTHERS DAY CAMPAIGN WITH THE NATIONAL BLOOD SERVICE

Posted by Patchesgroup on March 16, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Ashfield heart group mums say thankyou to blood donors

Members of the Patches Heart group  in Kirkby get a visit from Billy Blood Drop at a special meeting at the Ashwood Centre in Kirkby today from the left are Adele Burton,Owen Burton,Rosie Wilson,Joe Wilson, Laura Wilson,Taylor Eyre,Maria Linfield,Casey-Beau Johnson and Kat Wilson

Members of the Patches Heart group in Kirkby get a visit from Billy Blood Drop at a special meeting at the Ashwood Centre in Kirkby today from the left are Adele Burton,Owen Burton,Rosie Wilson,Joe Wilson, Laura Wilson,Taylor Eyre,Maria Linfield,Casey-Beau Johnson and Kat Wilson

Published on Friday 16 March 2012 10:52

A GROUP of Ashfield mums whose children’s lives were saved thanks to the generosity of blood donors are urging other people to consider giving the gift of life this Mother’s Day.

Many of the children from Patches Heart Group have undergone open heart surgery as babies or toddlers, needing many units of blood and platelets - the cells that form blood clots to stop bleeding.

Now their mums are not only saying thank you to the donors, but are backing NHS Blood & Transplant ahead of Mother’s Day on Sunday to encourage people to think about becoming a blood donor.

Maria Linfield, founder of Patches, which offers support to families of children with heart problems, knows all to well about the value of blood donors.

Her daughter Casey-Beau (6) was born with congenital heart disease and has had open-heart surgery four times, needing over 18 units of blood and platelets.

She said: “The operations are a very scary and worrying time and Casey-Beau will continue to have surgery as she grows.

“I’m very grateful to those people who take the time to give blood and platelets.

“Without them, many children wouldn’t make it through surgery.”

One of the biggest uses for blood is helping mothers and babies who suffer complications during childbirth, as well as being used to help premature babies, replace blood lost during surgery and treating patients with blood diseases like leukaemia.

Taylor Eyre (5) had surgery at just 13 days old.

His mum Laura Wilson said: “I am eternally thankful to all those people who took the time to donate, these people are all lifesavers.

“I’d tell anyone who hasn’t given blood to just go along and do it. Half an hour of your time gives a child their life back forever.”

To find out more about blood sessions in Ashfield or to book an appointment call the Donor Line on 0300 123 23 23


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