While a girl’s hair can be her crowing glory, the current Junior Miss Wigan is showing her caring side by using it to help poorly children. Seven-year-old Nevaeh Pointer took the title in a pageant held in May and has been raising money for Wigan And Leigh Hospice and UK Sepsis.Now she is turning her attention to Little Princess Trust, a charity which makes wigs for children who have lost their own hair due to cancer treatment.Between eight and 10 inches of Nevaeh’s long hair will be cut off next month and sent to the charity so it can be used for a wig.Her mother Andrea Johnson, from Norley, said: “It was something I mentioned last year. She was having her hair cut and had five inches off then. At the time my hairdresser said she could have donated eight inches, but she thought she might be a bit young.“I mentioned it to her again and she decided to do it.”Nevaeh, a pupil at St John’s Primary School in Pemberton, has very long hair which her mother … [Read more...] about Wigan beauty queen will lose her flowing hair to help sick children
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UK By Reality Check team BBC News 11 May 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-44081733 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsReality Check As the government reiterates its pledge to provide £50m to expand existing grammar schools in England, Labour's shadow education secretary Angela Rayner has criticised … [Read more...] about Reality Check: Do grammar schools help poor children?
An appeal has been launched to help give parents of poorly children at Scunthorpe General Hospital a comfortable place to sleep. Being admitted to hospital can be a frightening experience for children and parents will sometimes want to stay overnight with them. But the hospital's Disney ward currently only has access to a camp bed or standard chair for parents who wish to spend nights there. Now, the hospital's official charity, the Health Tree Foundation, is aiming to raise £18,000 to help fund suitable overnight chairs which will improve the experience for those staying with their little ones. Hospital officials say a total of 18 of the multi-functional chairs, which act as a comfortable seat during the day and can easily be transformed into a bed for the night, will be needed to create as pleasant a sleeping environment as possible for parents. Vikki McAlpine, deputy ward manager of the Disney ward, said: "Providing somewhere comfortable for parents to sleep when their child … [Read more...] about Hospital launches £18k appeal to help parents of poorly children
Poorly children had their iPads stolen as they were treated in hospital. The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (RMCH) confirmed that devices were taken from two young patients over the weekend. One heartbroken family has even launched a fundraising appeal for lockable safes in one of the wards. It’s understood the thefts happened on Ward 84, the oncology and haematology inpatient unit, and Ward 77, which cares for many plastic surgery patients. The hospital, which is on the same site as Manchester Royal Infirmary and St Mary’s Hospital, says it is helping police with their enquiries. An RMCH spokesman said in a statement: “We are aware of two recent incidents involving the theft of iPads, which our security team and Greater Manchester Police are currently investigating. “We regret any distress caused by these incidents. We work hard to reduce thefts across the site and to support and protect patients and visitors, working closely with Greater Manchester … [Read more...] about Poorly children in Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital had their iPads stolen
The 80,000th cuddly bear handed to poorly children in hospital by Freemasons has been given out at a hospital. For more than a decade Freemasons from the Durham province have been supplying TLC (Teddy Loving Care) bears to A&E departments and walk-in centres throughout the boundaries of their area. The purpose of the teddy is to alleviate the distress of children attending hospital following what is normally a traumatic experience. It also acts as a distraction and allows the person treating the child valuable time to carry out what they need to do, sometimes even treating the teddy first to show the child that everything will be OK. Children are able to take the cuddly teddies home with them after they leave, a luxury the trust would not have without the donations. At a recent visit to North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust’s A&E Paediatric Department at their Stockton hospital, the Provincial Grand Master for Durham Freemasons, Norman Eric Heaviside, … [Read more...] about Comfort teddy bears scheme for poorly children reaches 80,000 landmark