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The Minister for Health, Michelle O’Neill MLA, today officially opened the new MRI Scanner Unit at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children. Attending the launch was Sarah Quinlan, Chief Executive of the Children’s Heartbeat trust, one of the four local children’s charities who raised £2million to help fund the scanner.
The Children’s MRI Scanner Appeal was set up by four charities: Carrickmannon MRI Scanner Children’s Appeal, Helping Hand, the Northern Ireland Children’s Cancer Unit Fund and the Children’s Heartbeat Trust. Between 2011 and 2013 they held and co-ordinated fundraising events right across NI, and this, along with funding from the Belfast Health & Social Care Trust, has funded the purchase, installation and running costs of the scanner.
Like all other children’s hospitals across the UK, the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children will now be able to carry out investigations on patients without undergoing different types of investigation which may be invasive or involve radiation.
Speaking at the launch Sarah Quinlan, Chief Executive, Children’s Heartbeat Trust, said: “We came together with the goal of raising the funds that would help the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children increase the service it gives to local children by installing an MRI scanner. Our target was to raise £2million and it was thanks to the wonderful fundraising efforts of the Northern Irish public that this amazing target was reached.
“The completion of the installation of the MRI will mean better detection for children, which will ultimately help in the treatment they are given. All four charities are delighted to have been able to support this project and we are grateful to everyone who donated and supported the appeal.”
On Sunday 9th October we had eight very brave supporters conquer Belfast Castle by taking part in our charity’s abseil. The weather was perfect and lots of supporters came out in force to cheer everyone as they abseiled 100ft down Belfast Castle’s tower. Big thanks and well done to everyone who took part to raise funds and awareness for local heart children.
If you would like to take part in an abseil for the charity, please register your interest with Lynn on 028 90312228 or email: email@example.com
Below is some photos taken from the day!
It’s Friday which means FAB FUNDRAISER FRIDAY! Once again we are indebted to everyone who has donated to our work, whether it be popping change into a charity collection box, holding an event or sponsoring someone. Thank you to everyone for your continued support. Here are just some of the supporters we caught on camera!
Children’s Heartbeat Trust have been selected to receive funding from the Co-op Local Community Fund.
The more support we get, the more funding we could receive. So if you’re a Co-op Member log in to your Co-op Membership account and choose us as your chosen charity. If you’re not a member, please join and support us!
How it works
Every time Co-op members choose Co-op branded products and services and use their Co-op Membership card, 1% of what they spend will go to their chosen cause.
Members can change their choice at any time until the end of the giving period on 18th March 2017.
If members don’t pick a cause during the giving period then their 1% is shared out equally between all the local causes in their community.
Any funds raised for Children’s Heartbeat Trust will be distributed to the charity after the end of the giving period.
If you’re not a Co-op Member you can join by signing up via: https://membership.coop.co.uk/register
You will then be able to support our work.
There are a select number of Co-op Stores and funeral homes that will be supporting our cause specifically and these are listed below:
Food: Abbots Cross – BT37 9QT
Food: Whitewell Road – BT36 7NH
Funeralcare: Glengormley (P) – BT36 7UA
Funeralcare: Browns Houston & Williamson (P) – BT37 9RU
Funeralcare: Mulhollands of Carrickfergus (P) – BT38 8BL
Funeralcare: Bairds of Antrim (P) – BT41 4BE
Please support these in anyway you can with your membership card.
It’s been another busy week of fundraising and a special mention must go to Harry and Kathleen McCann of Desertmartin Pony Drive & the Stewart Family who presented us with an phenomenal cheque for £14,200! It was such an amazing surprise and together with all our recent fundraising, we are just overwhelmed by the support we’re receiving. A big heartfelt thank you to everyone. All your wonderful help will make such a real difference to local heart families!
Have your say...
We are working with Gauge NI to complete an evaluation/review of the impact of our services. This will help us plan services for the future and access funds to expand our support for heart families. You may have spoken to Stephen or Conor at the recent Family Fun Days or our Teens Summer Blast event. In follow up to this there is a short survey for Parents and for Young People that we would greatly appreciate you completing.
All responses are completely confidential and comments will not be credited to any individual. The only contact information asked is if you would like to be entered into a draw for a One4all voucher for completing the survey!
Responses should be submitted by 30th September 2016.
Parents follow this link
Any of our heart teens follow this link
Thanks! CHT Team
We’re hoping Fab Fundraiser Friday will cheer you up on this wet, rainy day! Again thank you to everyone who has been fundraising for us lately, alot of whom have not been photographed! We really appreciate your support so much and best of luck to everyone fundraising for us over the weekend! 🙂 #YouAreAllAmazing
To celebrate World Heart Day on Thursday 29th September, why not join in with our first ever HEARTY TEA PARTY? Everyone loves a wee cup of tea and treat so why not get your friends or work colleagues together, take some time to catch up and raise funds for the charity!
To sign up and get your fundraising pack email: firstname.lastname@example.org