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Zip wire gesture to thank charity
A 13-YEAR-OLD girl from Holmes Chapel will take on the challenge of a zip wire across the Manchester Ship Canal to say thank you all to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity.
Annie Newport, a pupil at Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School, will take on the 250 metre zip wire at the Imperial War Museum in Salford on Sunday, October 14 to say thank you for the emergency treatment she received in June 2011.
Annie, who was suffering from severe stomach pains and a swollen stomach, attended the accident and emergency department at the hospital, before being admitted for emergency surgery for a twisted bowel.
Following the surgery Annie spent a week on the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, before moving to the high dependency unit and a ward, spending a month in hospital before she was allowed to go home.
Annie required further surgery in October of 2011 and is now fully recovered. Annie will be joined on the day by her 16-year-old cousin, Lucy Furber, who will also be taking on the zip wire challenge.
Annie said: “I wanted to do something to say thank you to all the staff who cared for me when I was in hospital.
“I heard about the zip wire and decided it would be a good way for me to show how much the care and support meant.
“I hope I can raise as much as possible for the wards that helped me to get better.”
Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity is raising money to ensure continued excellence in treatment, care and research at the hospital – improving the lives of thousands of children each year across the north west and beyond.
The support of the charity means that the hospital can provide additional resources that make life a little easier for patients and their families who use the hospital.
Anyone wishing to support Annie can visit: justgiving.com/annie-newport.
Ann Newport, left