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‘Alder Hey Hospital’ Fundraiser

2258. Ivy Scott

Ivy Scott, aged 7, from Warrington, is a young fundraiser born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, a life-limiting condition, and has undergone three open heart surgeries at Alder Hey Hospital.

Despite everyday activities being a challenge, Ivy has been determined to give back to ‘Alder Hey’ and has been fundraising for the hospital since her first birthday.  In her first year of fundraising, Ivy made over 90 gift bags to give to children who were staying on the hospital wards and has since organised teddy bear collections for children staying in hospital.

Ivy has taken part in multiple 3km walks and has fundraised over £9000, with the money raised positively impacting over 300 families of children staying in hospital. Ivy has also raised money for ‘Tiny Tickers’ and ‘Little Hearts Matter’, two charities that support children with heart defects. 

In a personal letter to Ivy, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said:

“You have been so brave to do all your fundraising — especially when you have been going through your own intensive treatments.

“You have given back to those who have looked after you, and your gift bags and teddy bear collections have made a big difference for other children who have been in hospital like you.

“It is also fantastic to hear how during the pandemic you raised money for Tiny Tickers and Little Hearts Matter, two very special charities.”

Ivy said:

“I am really happy to be receiving this award from the Prime Minister. I am proud of the fundraising that I do to support my charities. I hope I inspire other people to fundraise too.”

Find out more about ‘Tiny Tickers’ and ‘Little Hearts Matter

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