Elizabeth Jane Hallett Awarded A British Empire Medal In The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Elizabeth Jane Hallett Awarded A British Empire Medal In The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
June 2, 2022

Elizabeth (Liz) Hallett was born and grew up in Beverley. 

For almost 30 years she was one of the local District Nursing Sisters. When she was 7 years of age and a brownie, she had her first taste of fundraising when her dad made her a box to go on the back of her bicycle and she wrote letters asking people to donate paperback books for the Blue Peter RNLI inshore lifeboat appeal.

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Swift Group Pledges Fundraising Support To The Daisy Appeal For Five Years

Swift Group Pledges Fundraising Support To The Daisy Appeal For Five Years
May 30, 2022

The UK’s largest manufacturer of touring caravans, motorhomes and holiday homes has pledged its support to a charity on its doorstep which is transforming detection techniques for serious medical conditions.

Swift Group, based in Cottingham, East Yorkshire, has confirmed the Daisy Appeal as one of its chosen charities and will help to raise funds for the ongoing development of life-saving and life-changing facilities and treatments at Castle Hill Hospital, which is also in Cottingham.

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Pint-Sized Businesses Boost Daisy Appeal

Pint-Sized Businesses Boost Daisy Appeal
March 29, 2022

A village micro-pub and other pint-sized businesses are helping the Daisy Appeal pursue its fundraising target as it works towards opening a UK-first Molecular Imaging Research Centre (MIRC).

Regulars at the Centurion Arms in Brough are continuing their fundraising for the Daisy Appeal under new licensee Angie Tooke, who stepped into the role at the beginning of March.

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Daisy Appeal Takes Big Step Towards £8.5m Target With Major Donation

Daisy Appeal Takes Big Step Towards £8.5m Target With Major Donation
January 31, 2022

A charity that is working to improve the detection and treatment of cancer, heart disease and dementia has taken a big step towards its fundraising target with the help of leading property development company Wykeland Group.

Prof Nick Stafford, Chair of the Daisy Appeal, hopes other businesses will be inspired by the generosity of Wykeland as the charity approaches the final stages of fitting out a UK-first Molecular Imaging Research Centre (MIRC) at Castle Hill Hospital in East Yorkshire.

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WISHH National Elf Service Appeal returns for 2021

WISHH National Elf Service Appeal returns for 2021
November 19, 2021

A charity appeal to ensure hospital patients could still enjoy Christmas despite the Covid pandemic is being repeated this year after being billed as a roaring success in 2020.

Generous members of the Hull and East Riding community rallied together to support the WISHH National Elf Service Appeal, which ensured Covid-safe gifts could be bought for babies, children and the elderly spending time in hospital over Christmas.

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Housebuilder Supports Local Teenage Cancer Trust Hospital Unit With £1,000 Donation

Housebuilder Supports Local Teenage Cancer Trust Hospital Unit With £1,000 Donation
October 16, 2021

A local housebuilder has donated £1,000 as part of its Community Fund initiative to the Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Unit, a dedicated care facility at Castle Hill Hospital in Cottingham. 

The chosen cause, Teenage Cancer Trust, is a world-class cancer service for young people in the UK, providing life-changing care and support so young people don’t have to face cancer alone, and has developed a specialist Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Unit based within the Queen’s Centre at Castle Hill Hospital, close to the housebuilder’s Poppy Fields development.

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Sound Of Success As Musical Masterpiece Raises Funds For Daisy Appeal

Sound Of Success As Musical Masterpiece Raises Funds For Daisy Appeal
October 4, 2021

An international opera singer and an acclaimed East Yorkshire choir hit the high notes to help a leading charity bring in six grand going on seven grand by presenting songs from an all-time favourite musical in an exclusive setting.

Mezzo-soprano Katie Marriott, who has returned to Beverley following a career singing across Europe, was joined by the Wedding Belles singers, some volunteer nuns and the host of the event at Everingham Park, near Pocklington.

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Fifty Hospital Staff Support WISHH By Your Side Appeal

Fifty Hospital Staff Support WISHH By Your Side Appeal
September 29, 2021

Doctors, nurses and other NHS staff are going to be part of history in the making, whilst supporting our new ‘By Your Side’ Appeal, as they take part in the World’s Largest Marathon, involving 100,000 people globally.

An incredible team of 50 staff working in departments such as neurosurgery, cardiology, ophthalmology, physiotherapy, security, administration, paediatrics, and theatres at Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital, have dedicated months of training to for the Virtual London Marathon.

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Motor Group Backs Daisy Appeal Drive To Fund Cutting-Edge Research

Motor Group Backs Daisy Appeal Drive To Fund Cutting-Edge Research
September 17, 2021

The charity behind a campaign to raise £8.5 million to provide a Molecular Imaging Research (MIR) Centre at Castle Hill Hospital has received a £3,000 boost from the UK’s largest independent car retailer.

Staff at the York branch of Arnold Clark handed over the donation from the company’s community programme to support the Daisy Appeal, which has already raised more than £20m to fund cutting-edge research and state-of-the-art equipment and facilities for patients in the Humber region.

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Professor Embarks On Coast To Coast Walk To Support Daisy Appeal

Professor Embarks On Coast To Coast Walk To Support Daisy Appeal
September 9, 2021

A professor who played a key role in the progress of the Daisy Appeal is now backing the charity as a fundraiser with a coast to coast walk across the north of England.

Steve Haswell, who worked with the Daisy Appeal in his role as a professor in chemistry at the University of Hull, has been joined on the trek by his son Simon, who works in the laboratories at Castle Hill Hospital, Cottingham.

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September To Bring Big Improvements For Beverley And Hornsea Buses

September To Bring Big Improvements For Beverley And Hornsea Buses
August 20, 2021

Bus company East Yorkshire has announced that from 5 September it will be revamping its Beverley and Hornsea buses to create more opportunities for travel in the towns.

The improvements, which are the biggest shake-up of buses in the area for several years, will include two new services around Beverley, plus a new link to allow Hornsea residents to get directly to Castle Hill Hospital without having to change buses.

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Library Link Brings Bedside Poems And Stories To Hospital Patients

Library Link Brings Bedside Poems And Stories To Hospital Patients
August 17, 2021

A hospital in Yorkshire has become the first in the country to support patient care by bringing poetry, stories and chat to the bedside in a partnership that has its roots in the UK City of Culture programme.

Library Link has completed a pilot scheme with volunteers from Hull and East Yorkshire reading poems and short stories to patients in wards and waiting rooms at Hull Royal Infirmary and is now gearing up to return post-Covid.

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Fundraising Is In The Family For Daisy Appeal Skydivers

Fundraising Is In The Family For Daisy Appeal Skydivers
July 5, 2021

The family of a man who died after a long battle with cancer has again stepped up to raise money for the charity which helped prolong his life.

Elliott Tate brought in more than £1,000 for the Daisy Appeal in memory of his Grandad, Bert Purdy, and now Elliott’s cousins have teamed up with a friend to donate more than £800 after jumping out of a plane.

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