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Children at Chipmonks Nursery raise £350 for Airedale’s ED Appeal

By 26 March 2024No Comments

A children’s nursery in Hellifield have been busy raising funds for Airedale Hospital and Community Charity and have raised an incredible £350 for the hospital’s Emergency Department Appeal.


The children at Chipmonks Day Nursery, which is based at Hellifield Primary School near Skipton, organised a series of fun activities to help raise funds.  Children took part in a sports day, came to school in pyjamas, held a bake sale and raffle, and hosted a special Teddy Bear picnic.


Claire Fagan, Manager of Chipmonks Day Nursery says: “Airedale hospital is used by staff, parents and children for many reasons and is a cause close to our hearts. We were overwhelmed by the support and generosity of our families and had lots of fun taking part in all the fundraising events.”


Laura Hepworth, Community Fundraiser for the Airedale Hospital and Community Charity, adds: “Our local schools are in the heart of the community and we are always so grateful for the wonderful fundraising activities they do.  We would like to say a huge thank you to the children, staff, parents and teddy bears for raising an amazing £350!”


Airedale Hospital & Community Charity is the official charity of Airedale NHS Foundation Trust.  Its Emergency Department Appeal aims to raise £150,000 to refurbish the paediatric waiting area, the paediatric resuscitation area, and the bereavement facilities, all of which have become worn after being in use for nine years. The appeal was set up with the aim to improve the comfort of patients and their families during their stay at the Emergency Department.


To donate to Airedale Emergency Department Appeal, visit


To learn more about Airedale Hospital and Community Charity, contact us at or phone 01535 294870.