Lancashire Teaching Hospital Charity’s Children’s Appeal named charity of the year

Posted on - 5th February, 2022 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Health, Preston News
CEO Barry Leahey (far right), Children’s Clinic Manager Emily Moore (left) and appeal fundraiser Lucy Clark

Lancashire Teaching Hospital Charity’s Children’s Appeal has been chosen as charity of the year for Playdale Playgrounds Ltd.


All challenges and socials that staff and the company take part in will help to raise money towards the appeals £1 million target.

Charity patron Mr Leahey, who is also CEO of Playdale Playgrounds Ltd, nominated the appeal for Playdale’s charity of the year award.

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Mr Leahey said: “I am delighted my nomination won the support of my Playdale colleagues and I am looking forward to growing the relationship between Playdale and the Children’s Appeal.

“I am passionate about providing environments in which children can thrive.”

The money raised will help to purchase a range of items to improve children’s in and out-patients at the Royal Preston Hospital and for other local centres managed by the trust where children are assessed and treated.

Items on the wishlist include indoor and outdoor play equipment, virtual sky ceiling panels, more reclining chairs for parent sleep-overs on the children’s ward, televisions, better interior décor and special parental support zones.

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Fundraising manager Roya Armstrong said: “We are thrilled the Children’s Appeal has been chosen as Playdale’s charity of the year for 2022.

“It recognises the importance of what we are trying to do in terms of making all of the Trust’s children’s assessment and treatment areas essentially more child-friendly.

“We want to create comfortable, healing environments for children and their parents and carers – areas that are equal to the fantastic staff looking after them with their high levels of clinical excellence, skill and dedication.”

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