Thanks to donations from people like you, Alder Hey Children's Charity has been able to fundraise enough money for vital equipment and facilities
Mrs Fiona Hawkridge just donated £200!
There are many ways to support Alder Hey. To make a difference today you can:
Donate securely, simply and quickly with your credit or debit card.
Our US supporters can donate online through the American Fund for Charities. US taxpayers are tax deductible to the extent allowed by US law. Please go to www.americanfund.info to donate to Alder Hey Children's Charity from America.
Every donation, is important to us. Here are just a few examples as to how your generosity can make a difference to the lives of our patients.
could buy five
packs of crayons.
22,000 crayons a year are given to children to distract them whilst in A&E.
could buy ten children
a book each.
To alleviate boredom and provide distraction during treatment.
could buy arts
& crafts materials.
To be used as distraction therapy whilst treating our young cancer patients with chemotherapy.
could buy one
A specially designed mattress to detect when a baby has stopped breathing.
could buy one wheelchair.
This allows children to be released earlier from hospital and helps with the transition back to normal life because they have the ability to attend school.
donating helps children like 5 year old Cameron Mathieson
Five year old Cameron Mathieson has unfortunately had to spend nearly three quarters of his life living in Alder Hey Children's Hospital. Cameron suffers from not one, but four conditions which together have a major impact on his quality of life.
Cameron was just three days old when he first arrived at Alder Hey Children's Hospital. A few days later he was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, an inherited condition affecting the glands that produce body fluids or secretions, hindering the function of important organs.
Asked what it was like when Cameron was diagnosed, father Craig said: "Like the end of the world. Like being in free fall. Like hell."
Unfortunately for Cameron, this was just the start of his medical problems. When Cameron was two years old, his parents Craig and Lynette received more devastating news when he was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a condition which affects the muscles making them weak resulting in limited mobility.
However, there was further bad news to come. After having nine operations to remove various blockages and adhesions in his gut caused by his Cystic Fibrosis, Cameron developed a condition called Short Gut Syndrome. As he has less than one metre of bowel left, less than is needed to live a normal life, he is now mainly dependent on intravenous feeding.
Despite all this, Cameron remains a happy, bubbly and upbeat little boy who never complains about the challenges he faces.
Dad Craig commented: "He's a fighter for certain. He spends his every waking moment making us smile."
Luckily, Cameron is now able to spend much more time at home with his family as his parents have been trained to care for him and been provided with the support needed at home to help him. However he still visits Alder Hey on a regular basis for appointments and also frequently has to have in-patient stays for specific treatments that can't be done at home.
Asked about their experience at Alder Hey, Cameron's parents Craig and Lynette said: "To be honest, it's not something we would have chosen and it's something we've learned to make the best of, after all who can say that they enjoy their child being ill? However, if Cam has to go to hospital and we have to work alongside a group of professionals to try and keep him well and able to enjoy his life as much as he does, then there's nowhere else on Earth that we'd choose and no one else on Earth that we'd trust as we trust the staff at Alder Hey.
"From Cameron's point of view, he has an extended family of nurses, doctors, surgeons, student nurses, carers, cleaners, chefs, physiotherapists and specialists who he loves as much as he feels loved by them."
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If you would like to make a donation by cheque, postal order or CAF Voucher, please make payable to "Alder Hey Children's Charity" and post to:
Alder Hey Children's Charity
Liverpool L12 2AP
Regular giving is one of the most effective ways to show your support and commitment. Even a small sum, for instance as little as £3 a month, really does make a difference to the way that we can support the work carried out at Alder Hey Children's Hospital.
By making a regular gift to Alder Hey Children's Charity, you will help us to plan for the future and to ensure that we can improve the quality of life for children in Alder Hey. You can do this by setting up a Standing Order with your bank or signing up for Direct Debit payments through our partner Justgiving.
If you also consider signing up to the Gift Aid Scheme, we can increase the value of your regular gift by almost a third - and this is at no extra cost to you!
This tax-effective scheme allows us to claim back from the Inland Revenue any income or capital gains tax that you have already paid on your donation to us.
Your donations go towards vital equipment and facilities which include: