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Super Ted is one of our Remarkable People

Super Ted with his cuddly Oli toySix-year-old boy Super Ted is leading the call for people across the north west to support a major new charity appeal for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.

As previously reported in the Warrington Guardian, brave youngster Ted McCaffery had open heart surgery at the Liverpool hospital earlier this year and has since been raising cash for the cause.

His generous efforts have meant the charity has named him a young ambassador and one of the faces of a campaign to raise £30m for a new world class hospital in 2015.

Ted’s brothers George and Ollie and mum and dad Jo and Steve, from Stockton Heath, are also supporting the cause as a way of saying thank you for the care and support they have received.

Mum Jo said: “The treatment and care Ted received was incredible and we will always be grateful to Alder Hey.The nurses were so kind and incredibly resourceful, constantly coming up with solutions to problems.”

“Ted said he wanted to start fundraising after discovering that the TV next to his hospital bed was broken.

“He said he wanted to get a new one for the next child who would be in his bed.”

The Grange in Hartford pupil spent 24 hours in intensive care, nine days in hospital and was off school for three months.

Jo is also planning a fundraising Christmas event after Alder Hey also saved the life of her sister Gillian 35 years ago.

Making a donation

Professor Michael Brown, chairman of Alder Hey Children’s Charity said they hope the new hospital will give children the best support they possibly can.

He added: “Our appeal will fund a higher specification of critical medical equipment; pioneering research into children’s medicines and treatments; and access to art and play that is so important in a child’s recovery process.”

Donations can be made online, by phone on 0333 222 3888 or in person at Alder Hey.

This article has been reproduced from the Warrington Guardian, 23 October 2013.

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