Funds raised from Alpine Challenge 2015 set to benefit children’s hospital

everlastThe Everlast Alpine Challenge 2015, a networking and social event for the construction industry which takes place from February 4-7 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, has selected the Leeds Children’s Hospital Appeal as its charity to support.

Leeds Children’s Hospital is the second largest service for children in the country and was created in April 2010 by bringing all inpatient services for children together in one location at the Leeds General Infirmary, solving the issue of seriously ill youngsters having to be transferred across the city. The range of specialised children’s services in Leeds has evolved to meet the needs of the local, regional and national child population is extensive.

A spokesperson for Leeds Children’s Hospital explained:

“Our children’s services admit over 30,000 children to our wards each year, we treat over 109,000 children in our outpatient departments and see nearly 60,000 children each year through our Accident and Emergency Department. Our children’s services treat children from 0-17 and provide secondary care for the children of Leeds and highly specialised tertiary care for the children of Yorkshire and beyond, with that population covering 2.8m.”

Leeds Children’s Hospital Appeal was launched in September 2010 to provide all of the above and more for the facility. Children from across Yorkshire are treated at the facility and the Hospital’s goal is to make their stay there brighter, better and happier.

In its first three years the appeal has raised just under œ2m, helping to make the facility more aesthetically pleasing and practical, as well as helping to fund state-of-the-art medical equipment – such as the Storz OR-1 integrated operating theatre, the MR Spetroscopy and Sim Baby Manikins – which help make procedures quicker, safer, less discomforting and helps maintain Leeds as a centre of excellence for Children’s Hospitals.

The culmination of the Everlast Alpine Challenge will see attendees take part in a toboggan race, which Everlast says guarantees great fun for all involved. The race will be in aid of the Leeds Children’s Hospital Appeal and all participants will contribute œ30 as their entry fee for the race.

You can make a donation to Leeds Children’s Hospital at any time on line at or

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