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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!

24 Hour Walk in Ballycastle

Posted by on Jul 15, 2020 in Events Column, News Column | Comments Off on 24 Hour Walk in Ballycastle

24 Hour Walk in Ballycastle

24 Hour Walk in Ballycastle 25th/26th July 2020  We just wanted to make you all aware of the fantastic event happening on the 25/26th July. Rev John Stanbridge, Daniel, Connor, Keith and Paddy the dog will be walking a circuit from Marconi’s Cottage, through Ballycastle to the Diamond and back again for 24HOURS STRAIGHT!!!! We would just like to thank everyone involved in this incredible event and we will be following up next week with more specific details. #RBHSC...

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Nicky Loughins Dundonald to Dublin…& Back

Posted by on Jul 1, 2020 in News Column | Comments Off on Nicky Loughins Dundonald to Dublin…& Back

Nicky Loughins Dundonald to Dublin…& Back

Massive thank you to Nicky Loughins who had a virtual walk from Dundonald to Dublin and back (220 miles) On her final day, she walked to the RBHSC! This was in recognition of the care she received as a patient 25 years ago. A huge thank you to everyone that has supported Nicky. £700 raised for the #RBHSC...

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Support the RBHSC

Posted by on Jun 5, 2020 in Events Column, News Column | Comments Off on Support the RBHSC

Support the RBHSC

Increasing pressures on the National Health Service make it essential to find additional sources of revenue – to provide the best equipment, to fund research, education and to support the immediate needs of children and their parents.   Helping Hand Charity was established by the medical staff at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children in 1997 with the single aim of helping the children in their care. Helping Hand is an independent Charity which operates through a board of trustees and fundraises exclusively for “The Children’s...

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Mid Ulster Vintage Vehicle Club

Posted by on May 15, 2020 in Events Column, News Column | Comments Off on Mid Ulster Vintage Vehicle Club

Mid Ulster Vintage Vehicle Club

Massive thank you to Mid Ulster Vintage Vehicle Club for their support! You can read their story, get involved and donate here – https://www.justgiving.com/…/mid-ulster-vintage-vehicles-cl… Earlier this year, one of our members had reason to spend many months at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children with a member of their family. Our club celebrates a milestone this year – it is 45 years since the club was formed in Moneymore in 1975. We normally hold a successful vintage rally/field day every year but in place of that...

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Jemma Ellison

Posted by on May 14, 2020 in News Column | Comments Off on Jemma Ellison

Jemma Ellison

A huge thank you to Jemma Ellison The Play Department will love this! https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jemma-ellison4 I am an Independent Usborne Organiser raising money to buy books for children in the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children. The reading books, educational books, activity books and jigsaws will help children cope with hospital visits and procedures. All money raised will go directly to Helping Hand and I will also be donating my free book allowance too. Donations start at £1+ it does not have to be the full price of...

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The Ferris Family

Posted by on May 5, 2020 in News Column | Comments Off on The Ferris Family

The Ferris Family

A massive shout out and thanks to The Ferris Family, Dregish, who raised £2,215.00 for the PICU through the Easter Basket Appeal in memory of their beloved son and brother Cormac Ferris. Sadly no photos at present, but we hope to welcome everyone up to the office when we’re allowed again. Thank you everyone for your support! #RBHSC...

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Ross Henderson Hideout Barbers

Posted by on Apr 23, 2020 in News Column | Comments Off on Ross Henderson Hideout Barbers

Ross Henderson Hideout Barbers

A huge thank you to Ross Henderson from Hideout Barbers who donated £610 raised from a raffle for £100 worth of haircuts #RBHSC #HelpingSickChildren   ...

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Ardmore Easter Egg Comp

Posted by on Apr 8, 2020 in Events Column, News Column | Comments Off on Ardmore Easter Egg Comp

Ardmore Easter Egg Comp

A huge thank you Ardmore Holywood for their support Head over to their Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/ardmoreholywood #HelpingSickChildren...

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**Virtual & Live Stream Fundraising**

Posted by on Apr 1, 2020 in Events Column, News Column | Comments Off on **Virtual & Live Stream Fundraising**

**Virtual & Live Stream Fundraising**

**Virtual & Live Stream Fundraising** Over the past week, we have been exploring new ways of fundraising. Like many charities, our traditional fundraising has completely stopped for the time being. However, we really like the sound of Virtual or Live Stream Fundraising using platforms like Youtube, Facebook Live, Twitch, Zoom & Houseparty in association with our JustGiving page. An example idea is to have a ‘Pub Quiz’ via the Houseparty App. Prior to the event, you set up your JustGiving Page (Our link –...

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**Announcement**

Posted by on Mar 24, 2020 in Events Column, News Column | Comments Off on **Announcement**

**Announcement**

**Announcement** Good afternoon everyone, we just wanted to let you know that due to the outbreak of COVID-19, from today our office will not be manned. However, we want to assure you that we are still fully operational during office hours. Nigel can be contacted via mobile on 07484047982 and our office email is helpinghandrbhsc@btconnect.com. Our social media will be monitored too. We understand many of you had fundraising plans in place, which will now have to be postponed, in particular the dozens of you who have been training for the...

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