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We love Manchester

Following the attack in Manchester on 22nd May we coordinated an effort for people to drop off toiletries and other needed items at points around Bury. We have been totally overwhelmed with the generosity of all your donations, it’s wonderful to see the community pulling together.

 

We’ve started drop offs already and have donated to Royal Bolton Hospital children’s ward & High Dependency Unit, North Manchester General wards, Manchester Royal Infirmary wards, High Dependency & Intensive Care, Royal Manchester Children’s wards, HDU & ICU.

 

We are also pulling together packages from your donations to take to Salford Royal & Oldham.

 

The staff, patients and families are totally overwhelmed by all your amazing support. The remaining items we can’t deliver immediately will be used to keep these wards topped up to help and support families over the coming weeks.

 

Special thanks to our collection points and the staff at The Village Hotel, Barista & Bury Business Lodge and to our wonderful team who helped today.

 

A huge thank you to everyone involved!

 

A massive thank you to the Starbucks team at Village Bury for their book sale collection.

 

Well done as well to our amazing supporters who have been pushing themselves to the limit to raise money for Josh’s charity. Andy and Neil have completed their 250 mile London to Paris bike ride, and should be so proud of themselves, doing it in four days! We have been following their adventure on Facebook, and it definitely looked gruelling, but they managed it and have so far raised nearly £2,000!

 

Well done and thank you to Stephen and Nathan who completed the Manchester 10K on Sunday, the weather was great and the atmosphere was amazing. Also, well done to Linda who completed the Liverpool half marathon this weekend.

 

Well done and thank you to Jack who cycled from Widnes to Southport, a total of 31 miles to raise money for our charity after we’ve been supporting his brother Lewis.

 

This is amazing support for all our families, thank you to everyone who has generously sponsored them and donated.

 

Part of the support we provide is in the form of counselling, offered to families no matter where they are on their journey. Our counsellor, Zoe said:

 

“I heard about the charity through a friend and was keen to use my skills to start helping affected families as soon as possible. It became quickly apparent to me that there is a massive gap within the NHS when it comes to families coming to terms with and managing long term and terminal illness, along with bereavement of children suffering the effects of brain tumours.

I have a full caseload of families I counsel and support and there are no set number of “sessions” allocated, I join the journey with the family and remain with them until such a time when they feel they can continue independently.”

 

All your support and donations help to provide this service that just wouldn’t be available otherwise.

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