Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Camp Where Burns Kids Learn to Cope ; Children's Hospital Is Latest Charity to Join Up [City Region Edition 3]

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Camp Where Burns Kids Learn to Cope ; Children's Hospital Is Latest Charity to Join Up [City Region Edition 3]

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^ The M.E.N is giving away Pounds 25,000 to community groups in the local area. We have now reached our limit for applications onto this year's Wish List. Wish tokens will be printed in the M.E.N every day until Saturday, November 17. The more tokens the groups on our List have at the end of the campaign, the bigger the share of the Pounds 25,000 prize pot they will receive. It's as simple as that!

BRITAIN'S largest dedicated children's hospital is the latest addition to the M.E.N Wish List and it is looking for funds for their rehabilitation camps for burns victims. Royal Manchester Children's Hospital runs two camps for brave kids treated at their burns unit each year.

As the largest specialist burns unit in Britain, patients from Cumbria down to Stoke attend the hospital on Oxford Road, Manchester.

The two-week camps, held at outdoor activity centres, are geared towards improving the children's self esteem and body image, and the hospital's charity representative Jenny Clarke said the activity is a vital part of postburn rehabilitation. …

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