A children’s hospital charity is calling on three thousand energetic people in South Yorkshire to club together and bounce around to raise money.
The charity wants to break the current world record of 2943 people bouncing on space hoppers at any one time.
All the money made will go into transforming The Children’s Hospital in Sheffield, which treats thousands of young patients in the region every year.
The record attempt is part of the charity’s Make it Better campaign, which aims to modernise the hospital with upgrades like en-suite patient bedrooms and a new sensory garden for children being treated.
The mass-participation ‘bounce’ will take place at midday at Stand Road Park in Chesterfield.
We are lucky to have one of only four specialised Children's hospitals in the country on our doorstep and we are therefore calling for the support of the local and regional communities to take part in the Make it Better campaign, helping to raise funds to support the development of this life saving hospital and the pioneering research they conduct."
Commuters travelling through Sheffield station today will have the chance to compete against darts legend, Phil "The Power" Taylor, whilst helping to raise valuable funds for the Sheffield Children's Hospital.
The 16 times world darts champion will be at the Sheffield station between 10am and 1pm to take on passengers in a 'Challenge Phil' style event.
Participants will be given the chance to take to the oche against Taylor for just £3 a go for six darts, with all proceeds donated to Sheffield Children's Hospital charity. Everybody taking part in the challenge will be given a personal certificate signed by the darts superstar.
The winner of the competition will receive a First Class family ticket to London with East Midlands Trains, with second and third prizes also up for grabs.
With his mum Vicky and dad Matt, Rhys Gardner looks a picture of health. But a little over a year ago it was a very different story.
Rhys, from Doncaster, was born three and a half months premature and weighed in at just one pound ten ounces and was given only a 20 percent chance of survival.
He needed three operations which saw him transported between hospitals in Sheffield, Leeds and Doncaster by Sheffield Children's Hospital Embrace transport service. The first trip to Leeds was made in the middle of a snow storm.
He had to be moved to a higher grade hospital so obviously I went up to the ward and he was taken straight up neo-natal so at that point they had to get him away from Doncaster and into a more advanced hospital as such which at that time was Leeds.
"It was the 4th of February and it was really really heavy snow so it was obviously critical he had to be moved. There was obviously the danger in moving him in such poor conditions but he had to be moved.''
– Vicky Gardener, Rhys' mum
Now Rhys' dad Matt is planning to run the route the ambulances took to raise money for charity.
When you are born three and a half months premature you've got a huge fight for survival ahead. But for little Rhys Gardner from Doncaster that was just the start of his problems.
Specialist transport teams from Sheffield Children's Hospital were needed to get him to critical care at a trio of Yorkshire hospitals. And according to his dad, Matthew, they even transported him in the middle of a blizzard to get him to surgery.
They try, every day, to change the lives of children from our region for the better. And now the work of doctors and nurses from Sheffield's Children's Hospital is being shown to the public.
Photographers have been given unlimited access to the wards, and now the result of their work has gone on display at Sheffield train station. Calendar has met one family who know first hand about the remarkable work the hospital does.
A new hydrotherapy pool's been opened in Sheffield that will treat hundreds of young patients from the city's Children's Hospital. £200,000 has been spent replacing an outdated pool that was built 50 years ago at the Ryegate Children's Centre in Broomhill. James Webster's been to take a look.
One of the physiotherapy team at Ryegate Children's Centre says the new swimming pool there is already having a big impact on the treatment they can offer. Fiona Price has been taking young patients into the brightly lit water for the first time and says it is great to see them moving freely.
Paralympic swimming champion Oliver Hynd from Kirkby in Ashfield cut the ribbon to declare the new pool at Ryegate Children's Centre open. His muscular dystrophy was treated at Sheffield Children's Hospital when he was younger and he says he can see the difference it will make to young patients.
The mother of a young boy being treated for a range of complex physical difficulties says the new hydrotherapy pool at Ryegate Children's Centre is ideal for his treatment. Three year old Max Orbell's symptoms have slowed down his development. His mum Alison has been watching his first session: