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One thousand bikers have taken part in the annual Easter Egg Run delivering Easter Eggs to children at Sheffield Children's Hospital Credit: ITV Yorkshire

A thousand bikers have taken part in the annual Easter Egg Run, delivering eggs to patients at Sheffield Children's Hospital.

Among them was World Superbike Champion and Children's Hospital Charity patron James Toseland.

He led the convoy through the city before arriving at the hospital this morning.

Parking problems during Sheffield Children's Hospital revamp

Parking problems are anticipated at Sheffield Children's Hospital

Hospital bosses have warned there will be no parking at Sheffield Children's Hospital for a full year when the £40m development work starts on January 6.

The revamp will bring improved facilities including a new outpatients department, more modern wards and a new main reception area.

Sheffield University’s new multi-storey car park on the corner of Clarkson Street and Glossop Road, opposite the hospital, is also due for completion by the end of next year.

But the upheaval means there will be no space for people to leave their cars at the children’s hospital for around a year from January 14, with access limited to picking-up and dropping-off patients or staff.


Big bounce for Sheffield Children's Hospital

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."

– David Vernon-Edwards, Charity Director

Passengers invited to join " The Power" on the oche

Phil "The Power" Taylor Credit: ITV Central

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.

Dad's charity run to thank ambulance service which saved son's life

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.

Premature Rhys owes life to Embrace Transport team

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.

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