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The Oxford Children's Hospital 10th Anniversary Appeal

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Oxford Children's Hospital

Chox 10 yearsSupporting children and their families when they need it most

Every year over 60,000 children, from newborns to teenagers, are looked after at the Oxford Children’s Hospital and across Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

In 2017 the Oxford Children’s Hospital will celebrate its 10th birthday. The overwhelming generosity of our local community over the years has created a warm and welcoming place that not only has clinical excellence at its heart but truly understands the needs of our young patients and their families. We want this to continue.

No family knows when it may need the skills and care of our hospital. From cutting-edge medical equipment and innovative research, to toys and playrooms, or beds for parents to sleep next to their child, your support makes a difference to our patients every day.

Our young patients continue to inspire us with their bravery and ambition which is why we will be celebrating our 10th birthday with a new campaign to raise £2million to improve and develop the facilities we offer, including:

  • New outside play areas
  • Extended parental accommodation
  • Cutting-edge medical equipment

Please join us in celebrating 10 years of the Children’s Hospital and the achievements to come.

Thank you

PLEASE GET IN TOUCH TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT THE OXFORD CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

01865 743 442   eleanor.jones@ouh.nhs.uk

www.hospitalcharity.co.uk

www.ourchildrenshospital.co.uk

ORH Charitable Funds reg. charity 1057295

PSC Support

Helping people affected by Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis

Psclogotag small(1)PSC Support is the only UK charity solely focused on improving the lives of people affected by primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). PSC Support is run by a small team of volunteers and is totally funded from charitable donations.

PSC is a chronic immune-mediated disease characterised by scarring (strictures) in the bile ducts. PSC is complex and we don’t fully understand what causes it. Current evidence suggests that people with a particular genetic makeup may be susceptible to some sort of environmental trigger, which causes their immune system to effectively ‘attack’ the bile ducts.

The most common day-to-day symptoms are invisible, such as fatigue, itch and pain. Some patients, but not all, progress to advanced liver disease. For those patients, liver transplantation is sometimes required. People with PSC also face an increased risk of bile duct cancer, gallbladder cancer, liver cancer and in some cases, bowel cancer. Life with PSC can be uncertain and has been described as ‘living with a ticking time bomb’.

There is no effective treatment for people with PSC (other than a liver transplant), meaning that there is nothing that can slow down or halt progression of the disease.

Our vision is to see a world without PSC.

PSC Support:

  • funds vital medical research
  • provides a helpline for people affected by PSC
  • provides up to date and accurate information for anyone affected by PSC
  • helps PSCers connect with others sharing similar experiences
  • provides support to patients and their families
  • organises meetings including questions and answers sessions, with hospital consultants with a special interest in PSC
  • promotes awareness and education about PSC to the medical community
  • advocates for PSC patients for improved clinical care
  • advocates for PSC patients regarding liver transplant policy and services
  • promotes organ donation

Every penny donated is used carefully to support and make a real difference to PSC sufferers and their families.

PSC Support, 3 Gary O’Donnell Drive, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 6BT

www.pscsupport.org.uk   info@pscsupport.org.uk

Registered in England and Wales: 1115615