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Cheque Presented to Hannah House

A cheque for £2717.21 has been handed over to Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust’s Hannah House.

The money was raised through a charity bike ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats, completed by Simon Chapman. He chose to donate the money to Hannah House in memory of his adopted mum and sister, who donated the initial funds to set up Hannah House back in 2001.

Simon visited Hannah House along with other members of his family, on Friday 24 November, to hand over the cheque to some of the Hannah House team.

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Hannah House, named in memory of Simon’s sister, is a unique, 'home from home' style facility that provides short breaks for children/young people aged 5-18 and their families with complex health needs who live in Leeds. It allows families to have a break from their caring responsibilities knowing their child is being looked after. 

The charitable donation was made to the Hannah House fund through the Leeds Community Healthcare Charity. The money will be put towards craft materials, toys, trips out and new equipment for children/young people and their families when they visit Hannah House.

Simon said “The Land’s End to John O’Groats has been on my Bucket list since I was a kid, and it had been a long time since I contributed to Hannah House. I wanted to donate the money I raised in honour of Hannah and mum’s legacy.”

Lisa Mincke, Children’s Community Nursing Services Manager at Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust, commented: “We would like to extend a huge thank you to Simon Chapman for his most generous donation to the Hannah House charitable fund, and for his resilience in achieving this for us.  The money will go towards enhancing the experiences of children and young people who access the service”.

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