Alder Hey Children’s Hospital Charity
Matalan is helping to raise funds to enable Alder Hey Children’s Hospital to deliver life-changing research into childhood conditions like arthritis, cancer and diabetes. Meet some of the patients below and read their amazing life changing stories, watch a video of the new research centre and find out more about these diseases and the hospital on the Alder Hey children’s hospital website.
Say Hello To Lily!
When Lily was just three, her knees and ankles began to swell. It hurt her so much, she could hardly move her legs at all. It was heartbreaking, and though two operations helped for a while Lily was soon back in terrible pain. Her older sister Daisy said she’d see her crying and sitting on her own at school, because she knew she couldn’t play or join in with the other children. That’s when her parents decided to take part in the research study the consultant at Alder Hey had suggested.
Say Hello To Archie!
In March 2014, Archie Veale was flown to Alder Hey from his local hospital in the Isle of Man with a suspected infection which caused severe sepsis. After 47 days on ICU, Archie was able to be moved to a neurology ward for rehabilitation and spent four months in hospital, in total.
From day one Archie’s parents agreed for medical staff to involve Archie in research. The study looked at genetic reasons why people may suffer from life threatening infection and why different people with the same condition may have more or less severe disease.
After a lot of treatment Archie was able to return to the Isle of Man and has continued with his physiotherapy. He no longer uses a wheelchair and is progressing well.
How Does Your Money Make A Difference?
You, our amazing customers have helped us to raise over £1.3 million in last 2 years for Alder Hey’s new Research, Innovation and Education Centre which has helped to deliver life-changing research into childhood conditions like arthritis, cancer and diabetes - so thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Matalan Volunteer at Alder Hey
A team of volunteers from Matalan went in to Alder Hey over a 2 day period and decorated the walls and ceilings around the hospital with graphics designed by Matalan's design team. The aim of the artwork is to create distraction for the children.