VIDEO: Space hoppers bounce for Sheffield Children’s Hospital

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These fundraisers hopped to it to bounce up the Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity appeal by more than £5,000 – when more than 1,000 of them took part in a sponsored space hopper bounce, writes Graham Walker.

The Bounce It Better event didn’t set a new record, which still stands at 2,943 people bouncing on space hoppers at the same time, but it was a charity winner.

Bounce It Better: Over 1,000 fundraisers took part in a sponsored Space Hopper bounce for Sheffield Children's Hospital's Make It Better campaign, at Stand Road Park, Chesterfield.

Bounce It Better: Over 1,000 fundraisers took part in a sponsored Space Hopper bounce for Sheffield Children's Hospital's Make It Better campaign, at Stand Road Park, Chesterfield.

And even Chesterfield Mayor Coun Paul Stone took part in the bounce at Chesterfield’s Stand Road Park.

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Money raised will go towards the hospital’s Make It Better campaign, in aid of ambitious renovation and modernisation plans, including a new main entrance and reception, ground floor outpatients department, en-suite patient bedrooms on three new wards, to allow families to stay together and a sensory garden, where patients can relax or play.

For the space hopper event, led by former patients Lucy Boot and Emily Pearson, both aged 18, and hosted by Peak FM, supporters of all ages bounced on space hoppers for an impressive 16 minutes.

Bounce It Better: Over 1,000 fundraisers took part in a sponsored Space Hopper bounce for Sheffield Children's Hospital's Make It Better campaign, at Stand Road Park, Chesterfield.

Bounce It Better: Over 1,000 fundraisers took part in a sponsored Space Hopper bounce for Sheffield Children's Hospital's Make It Better campaign, at Stand Road Park, Chesterfield.

Rebecca Staden, senior fundraiser, said: “The event has been a fantastic success and it is great to see such support for the charity. We wanted to create a day that encouraged families and members of the business community and groups of friends to have a fun experience raising money.”

Bounce It Better: Over 1,000 fundraisers took part in a sponsored Space Hopper bounce for Sheffield Children's Hospital's Make It Better campaign, at Stand Road Park, Chesterfield.

Bounce It Better: Over 1,000 fundraisers took part in a sponsored Space Hopper bounce for Sheffield Children's Hospital's Make It Better campaign, at Stand Road Park, Chesterfield.