Last Friday Active Leeds held a very special event at John Charles Centre for Sport, to kick start their fundraising efforts for the Special Baby Unit at Leeds Teaching Hospitals. Colleagues from across the service came together to take part in a variety of team challenges including both physical and mental tasks. Six teams competed to be crowned the first Active Leeds Team Challenge Champions. Challenges included Mastermind, Sumo Sprint, Leaky Pipe and Ski OLand.
A huge thanks goes to all of our colleagues and partners who assisted on the day including Breeze Leeds and Leeds Rhinos, Leeds United, John Lewis and the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation for their generous donations. Special thanks also goes to the team at the John Charles Centre.
Active Leeds Partnership Manager and organiser of the event, Neil Jones commented on the fundraiser:
“The event itself was hotly contested as you would expect from the most active department within Leeds City Council, but at the end of the day it was all about raising funds and awareness around Neonatal Care.”
Fundraising is set to continue with events and activities planned to maximise charitable donations. the final challenge will be a 100 mile foot race along Hadrian’s Wall in May 2019. Competing will be Neil our partnership manager who has personally been touched by the care and attentions of the staff at the Neonatal Unit.
The events have a target of raising 20k before the end of May, providing the unit with a much needed incubator to enhance the already wonderful care they offer families with premature infants.