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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!

Taylor Reid’s Balloon Walk

Posted by on Aug 11, 2020 in News Column | Comments Off on Taylor Reid’s Balloon Walk

Taylor Reid’s Balloon Walk

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone that supported Taylor Reid’s Balloon Walk and the RBHSC PICU! Over £1000 raised https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/joleen-lonsdale #RBHSC...

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Kristofor Mayell

Posted by on Aug 7, 2020 in News Column | Comments Off on Kristofor Mayell

Kristofor Mayell

A massive shout out to Kristofor Mayell who is on course to £15,000 for the #RBHSC! Kris ran an epic 80mile course last weekend. 3 years ago Kris donated £10,000 to the PICU. All in recognition of the care his son Noah has received!...

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Hannah’s 24 Hour Walk for the PICU

Posted by on Aug 7, 2020 in News Column | Comments Off on Hannah’s 24 Hour Walk for the PICU

Hannah’s 24 Hour Walk for the PICU

An mammoth challenge was set, and boy what a weekend! Hannah’s 24 Hour Walk for the RBHSC PICU! So far £52,723.00 raised for ‘The Children’s’. A huge huge thank you to everyone that has supported this cause and the family. A special mention to the four walkers Keith, Conor, Daniel and the Rev John. Huge shout out to the Grassmen & Gareth. Check out the video –...

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TAYLOR REID BALLON WALK

Posted by on Jul 28, 2020 in Events Column, News Column | Comments Off on TAYLOR REID BALLON WALK

TAYLOR REID BALLON WALK

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Hannah’s 24 Hour Walk Fundraiser for Helping Hand

Posted by on Jul 21, 2020 in Events Column, News Column | Comments Off on Hannah’s 24 Hour Walk Fundraiser for Helping Hand

Hannah’s 24 Hour Walk Fundraiser for Helping Hand

  On Tuesday 12th May 2020, a catastrophic RTC occurred on the Whitepark Road, Ballycastle, which claimed the lives of Hanna Smyth’s mother and little sister aged 3 years. Hannah (5years) was left severely injured as a result. Within minutes, NIAS crews from Ballycastle and further afield attended this major incident. After a period of emergency treatment, NIAS members made the crucial decision to blue light her to Coleraine A&E as soon as possible, rather than wait for HEMS. In my opinion, this decision undoubtedly was the best...

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7 Half Marathons in 7 Days

Posted by on Jul 21, 2020 in News Column | Comments Off on 7 Half Marathons in 7 Days

7 Half Marathons in 7 Days

A huge shout out to Ciaran Toner who has ran 7 Half Marathons in 7 Days for the RBHSC 😀 Raising £2,103! A huge physical effort, thank you to Ciaran and everyone who has supported him! #HelpingSickChildren Odhran was born on October 18th with a rare disease called Hirschsprungs which meant a lot of time in and out of hospital, particularly Barbour Ward in the Royal Victoria Hospital for Sick Children. He had an operation in February and is now doing great. All the staff, nurses, doctors and everyone else were wonderful and looked after...

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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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