Two and a half year old Daniel Mackintosh has dressed in every colour of the rainbow for a week and raised £180 to buy some new toys for the children's waiting area in the audiology department at York Hospital. Daniel wears hearing aids and visits the hearing aid centre regularly.
Daniel's fundraising took place during September where he was sponsored by family and friends for his week of wearing brightly coloured outfits! Daniel's parents, Helen and Stuart, also organised a raffle to raise additional funds to purchase the toys.
Helen Mackintosh, Daniel's mum said, "Children using the audiology services often have regular appointments and an entertaining and fun waiting area can make all the difference to their hospital visits. When we saw the children's waiting area was in need of some new toys and games we thought this would be our chance to do give something back to the hospital since Daniel benefits hugely from the services offered by the audiology department."
Lucy Watson, Fundraising Manager for the York Teaching Hospital Charity said, "We are so grateful to Daniel and his family for taking the time to raise money for the audiology department. When Daniel's mum showed me the photos of his colourful week I couldn't help thinking what a little inspiration he is and he is such a beautiful boy. We hope Daniel and the other children who visit the waiting area enjoy playing with the new toys."