Your backing helps appeal to £160,000

Ellie Greenwood in 2005
Ellie Greenwood in 2005

THE Sick Children’s Trust’s Branching Out Appeal total now stands at almost £160,000 thanks partly to the support of Sheffield Telegraph readers.

The running total has been growing steadily since the local appeal was launched in the Telegraph at the end of March.

It includes an anonymous donation of £1,000 in the last week from a local businessman who read the articles about the work at Treetop House and the plans to build a second ‘Home from Home’ close to the hospital.

Telegraph editor David Todd said: “It’s fantastic to see readers are getting behind the appeal. Every donation is important and we hope it will inspire others to get involved.

“We have also had a couple of lovely letters from readers who were unaware of The Sick Children’s Trust but now want to help in any way they can.’’

lYou can make a donation by clicking on one of our special Branching Out Appeal buttons on the Sheffield Telegraph website at www.sheffield

If you would like to help in some other way, by organising an event or collection to support the appeal, please contact SCT Head of Fundraising Jane Featherstone,, or ring Treetop House direct on 0114 0114 2717176.

Please make cheques payable to The Sick Children’s Trust and post them to, Treetop House, The Sick Children’s Trust, Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TH

Further information on the Sheffield Branching Out Appeal can be found at