Jenny’s Pennies Hits £17,000 As She Nears End of Treatment
As 17-year-old Jenny's treatment comes to an end at Royal
Manchester Children's Hospital, the total Jenny and her family has
raised has topped an incredible £17,100.
Jenny, from Prestwich, Manchester, suffers from Polyglandular
Addison's Disease. This condition is a failure of the adrenal
glands which inhibits the production of Cortisol and Aldosterone.
These hormones control the blood pressure and blood sodium levels.
In unplanned stressful situations she does not have the ability to
control her condition and she is susceptible to an Addisonian
crisis which is life threatening.
In spite of her condition Jenny has remained positive, choosing
to help raise awareness of her illness whilst also raising money
for Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.
Jenny's illness means she is unable to climb mountains or cycle
long distances to raise money but this has not stopped her from
thinking of ways to fundraise to really help to make a difference
to other patients.
Jenny's fundraising began when her local cub group began to
donate their spare change from the tuck shop. This money was
collected in a tin, which became known as Jenny's Pennies. She then
decided to register as a fundraiser for Royal Manchester Children's
Hospital and chose to assist the work and research carried out by
the endocrine team.
Since starting to collect pennies in 2006, Jenny has organised a
Kylie Minogue Evening and a Christmas party for the children in her
local community. She has arranged coffee and cake sales at church,
organised raffles and even fundraised in her school lunch hour by
selling a variety of handbags - all the money she has raised has
made a difference to the children who are patients at Royal
Manchester Children's Hospital.
Jenny's brother Thomas and her friend, Michael Kenworthy have
also successfully completed sponsored skydives to raise money for
Jenny's fund. Jenny has also received donations from friend, Simon,
who completed the Manchester 5K run, local businesses, bowling
clubs and other private contributions. She is grateful for
Amanda, Jenny's mum, describes Jenny as a 'beautiful young women
who, regardless, of her complex medical conditions, still manages
to support the hospital in whichever way she can. I think she is
incredible and I am very proud of her'
Jenny has now transferred her care to Salford Royal but her and
her family wish to continue to raise funds for Royal Manchester
Jenny is currently studying at Salford City College and aspires
to become a Doctor of Psychology in the future. It is her dream to
work with young children who have various, long-term medical
Jenny Lloyd said: 'I am truly grateful for all the support I
have received over the past 10 years from my family, friends and
staff at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital. I hope my
fundraising efforts can continue in the future, so that more
patients can benefit from my work'
Angela Rowe, Community Fundraising Manager for Royal Manchester
Children's Hospital Charity, added:
"We are incredibly grateful to Jenny and her family for their
continuous fundraising over the past 8 years, the amount they have
raised is outstanding. On behalf of the charity I cannot stress
enough what a difference Jenny's Pennies has made to the hospital.
We wish Jenny all the best for her future as she continues her care
at Salford Royal."
Royal Manchester Children's Hospital Charity raises funds to
ensure continued excellence in treatment, care and research at the
hospital - improving the lives of thousands of children each year
across the North West and beyond.
The support of the Charity means that the hospital can provide
additional resources that make life easier for patients and their
families who use the hospital.
The Charity has three main areas of work:
- to support research projects to improve our understanding of
- to help to create an environment that's more
- to provide state-of-the-art equipment for diagnosis and
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Notes to Editors
- The Charity provides resources to make a difficult time a
little bit easier for children and their families who use Royal
Manchester Children's Hospital.
- Royal Manchester Children's Hospital treats over 200,000
patients every year. They come from all over the North West
of England and from other parts of the country for some very
- Royal Manchester Children's Hospital Charity is part of the
Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Charity. Registered charity number 1049274.
- The other hospitals which make up Central Manchester University
Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Charity are: University Dental
Hospital of Manchester Charity, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital
Charity, Manchester Royal Infirmary Charity, Saint Mary's Hospital
Charity, Trafford Hospitals Charity