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Your help and support allows us to continue to help sick children. Take a look at some of the latest news and events to see what we’ve been up to at Helping Hand, and don’t forget to visit the ‘Ways To Help’ page to find out how you can get involved!

Shirley McCalmont Wellington Rec Football Club

Posted by on Dec 3, 2020 in News Column | Comments Off on Shirley McCalmont Wellington Rec Football Club

Shirley McCalmont Wellington Rec Football Club

⚽️ 🍰 ⚽️ 🍰 ⚽️ 🍰 ⚽️ 🍰 ⚽️ 🍰 ⚽️ 🍰 Many thanks to Shirley McCalmont from the Wellington Rec Football Club who organised an afternoon tea event in Larne Community Hall in memory of her son’s team mate Sammy Haveron. Unfortunately this fell foul of current Covid restrictions but this did not deter Shirley. She utilised her newly learnt baking skills and took it upon herself to deliver cakes and tea to 50 family and friends around Larne and the donations she received raised...

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Christmas Hamper Appeal 2020

Posted by on Dec 1, 2020 in Events Column, News Column | Comments Off on Christmas Hamper Appeal 2020

Christmas Hamper Appeal 2020

Christmas Hamper Appeal 2020 WIN ONE OF OUR LUXURY HAMPERS WORTH UP TO £150!! Dear supporters, After 17 years, our Christmas Hamper Appeal has had to be cancelled this year due to Covid-19. Understandably, many businesses, cafes, bars and restaurants can not facilitate us this year. We would like to express our deepest thanks to all those businesses and individuals who have supported our campaign over the past 17 years. Thanks to your efforts, throughout those years the baskets have raised over £250,000 for the RBHSC! With this in mind we...

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Holly Hopkins

Posted by on Dec 1, 2020 in News Column | Comments Off on Holly Hopkins

Holly Hopkins

Big thank you to Holly Hopkins who popped in to deliver 200 selection boxes to the #RBHSC Yum yum!...

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Jacob Strain

Posted by on Dec 1, 2020 in News Column | Comments Off on Jacob Strain

Jacob Strain

A huge thank you to Jacob Strain and his Mum who have donated a range of sleep bags and cuddly toy pillows to Barbour Ward! #RBHSC #HelpingSickChildren...

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Marsh mascot raises £20,000 for UK children’s hospital charities

Posted by on Nov 25, 2020 in Events Column, News Column | Comments Off on Marsh mascot raises £20,000 for UK children’s hospital charities

Marsh mascot raises £20,000 for UK children’s hospital charities

Marsh mascot raises £20,000 for UK children’s hospital charities Marsh Industries‘ festive mascot, Sooey Marsh, successfully travelled 20,000 miles along the highways and byways of Britain raising £20,000 for children’s hospital charities. Sooey was recruited by Marsh to lead their ‘Miles for Smiles’ Christmas fundraising campaign during 16-20 November. His mission was to travel 20,000 miles across the UK in five days with the Marsh Transport Team; bringing a smile to every person he met along the way. Marsh Industries donated £1...

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Coronavirus Information Video For Young People

Posted by on Nov 24, 2020 in Current Projects, News Column | Comments Off on Coronavirus Information Video For Young People

Coronavirus Information Video For Young People

The Clinical Psychologists within the #RBHSC asked us for funding for this project to prepare and educate patients needing a Coronavirus test. We hope it’s helpful for young...

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‘Miles for Smiles’ Marsh Industries

Posted by on Nov 16, 2020 in Events Column, News Column | Comments Off on ‘Miles for Smiles’ Marsh Industries

‘Miles for Smiles’ Marsh Industries

A HUGE Thank You to Marsh Industries for their support 😃 Read below for more details and follow the link – https://marshindustries.co.uk/sooey/ #HelpingSickChildren   Hi guys, my name is Sooey! I’m a festive snowman on a special mission. I’ve been recruited by Marsh Industries to lead their ‘Miles for Smiles’ Christmas fundraising campaign. My mission is to travel 20,000 miles in 5 days across the UK with the Marsh Team; bringing a smile to every person I meet along the way. Now, I may look like an ordinary festive...

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Play Service in the Children’s Eye Clinic

Posted by on Nov 16, 2020 in News Column | Comments Off on Play Service in the Children’s Eye Clinic

Play Service in the Children’s Eye Clinic

THANK YOU SONYA 😀 **One year anniversary celebrating the initiation of a Play Service in the Children’s Eye Clinic in the RBHSC! The Play Specialist is part of this dynamic team and we would all like to extend our sincere gratitude for the support to ‘Helping Hand’, a charity based in the RBHSC. They have enabled us to purchase many therapeutic items to provide comfort, relaxation and fun for our families. THANK YOU HELPING...

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“Santa invites Maisie to the North Pole”

Posted by on Nov 13, 2020 in Events Column, News Column | Comments Off on “Santa invites Maisie to the North Pole”

“Santa invites Maisie to the North Pole”

A Huge Thank You to Willie for his continued support to the #RBHSC ☺️ #HelpingSickChildren Willie writes another Christmas story . “Santa invites Maisie to the North Pole” After the success of his Christmas book last year ,“ The Wee Dog that Saved Christmas in Armagh “ Armagh’s charity fundraiser Willie Nugent has written a follow up story this year titled “ Santa invites Maisie to the North Pole “ Willie said, “ l heard so many good reports about last years story and how much the children enjoyed it, l just had to...

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Denise Shaw

Posted by on Oct 26, 2020 in News Column | Comments Off on Denise Shaw

Denise Shaw

Denise Shaw raised £1,455.00 for the #RBHSC On behalf of her great niece Kenna by running in the recent Causeway Coast half marathon. Many thanks to everyone who supported Denise ...

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