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Fenland teen's £500 thank-you to hospital charity

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A father and daughter dream team have helped boost a charity that supports children in hospital with a sponsored walk.

Isabella Hall, 13, and her dad completed a fundraising walk around Hinchingbrooke Country Park in aid of Dreamdrops, Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust's charity and raised £500.

Vanda, Isabella’s mum said: “Isabella has suffered with asthma since she was six months old. She is on average hospitalised between six to12 times a year, with various procedures taking place, and twice narrowly missed being put on a ventilator.

Thirteen-year-old Isabella walked around Hinchingbrook Country Park with her dad Phil to raise money for HInchingbrooke. (52429236)
Thirteen-year-old Isabella walked around Hinchingbrook Country Park with her dad Phil to raise money for HInchingbrooke. (52429236)

“She is well known to Holly Ward at Hinchingbrooke Hospital. Most of the staff know her by name and understand her complex brittle asthma, and how quickly it changes and becomes a serious breathing problem for Isabella.

“Isabella wanted to give something back for all the help and care she has received on the Holly Ward from not just the nurses, but the play leaders and domestic staff, who all genuinely care for her. This was her way of saying thanks. She had lots of support from friends and family, and we are still collecting sponsors, but so far she has raised £500.”

The money raised will be donated to the Dreamdrops who fundraise for children being nursed in the local community, children in the Hinchingbrooke Hospital A&E department, Holly Ward and the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) along with parents and front-line staff.

Phil said: “We are really proud of Isabella wanting to help children in the local area and we had a lovely day walking around the park together.”

Anne-Marie Hamilton, Chair of Dreamdrops said: “We are so grateful to Isabella for fundraising for our charity, and everyone is immensely proud of what she has achieved. The money, which has been donated through Dreamdrops, will be used to help children and families who stay on Holly Ward at Hinchingbrooke Hospital, buying those little extras that can make a huge difference to a hospital stay.”

If you would like to help Isabella with her fundraising for Holly Ward please visit our Dreamdrops Just Giving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/dreamdrops/Donate and please add “Isabella’s Walk” to your donation.

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