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Four year old girl stars in film to help build new Alder Hey hospital

Four year old Megan Fish from Preston is starring in a new film to be shown in cinemas across the North West from today.

She has undergone a number of complex heart operations. Her story is being used to help raise funds to build a new Alder Hey hospital in Liverpool.

For my information about Megan Fish's fundraising click here and if you want to see the new plans for the Alder Hey hospital in the park click here

Police deliver 2500 Easter eggs to sick children

Knotty Ash neighbourhood policing team with staff from Alder Hey

Merseyside Police have delivered over 2500 Easter eggs to children at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool flanked by two Easter bunnies.

Police Constable Phil McKeown, the dedicated neighbourhood for Knotty Ash where Alder Hey is situated, helped organise the effort, which involved him and colleagues spending their day off driving around 250 miles to almost every police station in Merseyside to collect donations.

Police with Casey Willis, aged 9, who was visiting her younger brother at the hospital

He said: "My son, Caelan, spent a year at Alder Hey when he was first born as he had a critical heart condition. The doctors saved his life and the nursing staff helped us so much that I wanted to give something back.

We pretty much lived at Ronald McDonald House during 2013 and going back with all those Easters eggs was great as I saw parents and staff we had got to know.

Mia Copper aged 5

"The smiles on the children's faces were absolutely fantastic for me and my colleagues to see and some parents told us the sight of the Easter bunny put the first smile they'd seen on their child's face for days.

"It was a real team effort, not just from the officers who handed out the donations on the day, but also from the many police officers and support staff who donated two and half thousand eggs.

I would especially like to thank Wirral Sports and Social Club in Bromborough for their particularly large donation, and local supermarkets Tesco, Asda, Sainsburies, Co-Op and Knowsley Council for their kind donations too.

Wyatt Andrews, aged 11 months

"It has been a pleasure for us to have brought a little bit of cheer to some kids and their parents during what I know myself is a very difficult time."

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