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Nacressa Swan raises money for Martin House18th November 2015
Nacressa raises money for Martin House

Martin House say "It may be unlucky for some, but for Nacressa, Jude and Juno the dog, 13 is a number to celebrate. Today (on Friday 13th!) they presented us with a fantastic £13,000 raised through their "4 marathons in 4 days" for Nacressa's daughter Amaia. We couldn't be prouder of the trio's achievements and, judging by her big smile, Amaia is obviously just as proud. Thank you!"



19th October 2015
Cash pours in for brave Leeds toddler Raya

A Leeds family has paid tribute to the kindness of strangers who have transformed the life of their little girl who suffers from over 200 seizures a day.

Yorkshire Evening Post article

15th October 2015
Thousands of Disabled Children in Poverty in Leeds

A Leeds mum whose 10-year-old son was born with brain damage says it is 'frustrating and unfair' that the cost of bringing up a child with disabilities is three times greater than bringing up one without. Linsay Medica's son Jack is unable to sit, stand, talk, or see properly. He has to be fed by a tube, and has uncontrolled epilepsy meaning he has up to 40 seizures in a 24 hour period.

Radio Aire article

18th September 2015
Brave Leeds tot sufferd from 200 fits per day

One of our amazing families is in the news:

With her smiling face and beautiful eyes, Raya Grimes looks like any other baby.

However benhind the smiles the brave tot from Armley is fighting a severe form of epilepsy which can mean she suffers from up to 200 fits a day.

Yorkshire Evening Post article

4th September 2015
Pretty toddler with Down's syndrome is to become child model after charming agencies with her 'cheeky smile' 

An adorable toddler who has Down's Syndrome is set to become Britain's next top child model after being snapped up by a casting agency.  Connie-Rose Seabourne, from Morley, near Leeds, attracted the attention of three scouts after her mother Julie Britton, 42, sent them photographs of her. Now the 23-month-old has bagged two campaigns. For proud Julie it is a sign that her daughter's disability 'does not define who she is'.

Daily Mail Article

17th April 2015
Footballers to donate kit to support group

Linsay has been on Stray Fm where a group of footballers have pledged their support to a Yorkshire charity. You can read the full article and listen to the radio clip here:

Stray FM Radio Station

17th November 2014
Making Sport Accessible for Every Child

Little Hiccups is on a mission to make sports accessible for every child regardless of ability. After a very successful Disability Multi-Sports Day we are in the process of looking for funding to continue this.

Leeds North Life Magazine Article

17th November 2014
Video: Join YEP Leeds Christmas toy mission

THE season of giving is approaching - and we want to make sure every child in West Yorkshire gets a gift this Christmas.Linsay from Little Hiccups went to joined in with reindeers and fancy dress supporters have descended on the stores of Crown Point Shopping Park, in Leeds, to mark the opening of the first new and unwrapped festive gift donation drop-off points.

Yorkshire Evening Post video and article

11th October 2014
Children’s champion nominated for award

Over the last five years Linsay Medica has supported dozens of families across Leeds. The 42-year-old founded Little Hiccups – a group for children and families with a disability.

Yorkshire Evening Post Article

9th September 2014
Pride of Britain nominees: Linsay Medica

Linsay Medica from Leeds has been nominated for Fundraiser of the Year at the 2014 Pride of Britain Awards. In 2009 she set up the charity Little Hiccups after finding there to be no local support groups for parents of disabled children. She has helped raise over £65,000 which pays for group activities and days out for families with children who have complex conditions.

ITV Calendar News Newsclip

15th August 2014
Law Firm Turns Offices Into Theatre To Inspire Local Youngsters

Leeds law firm Irwin Mitchell played host to a spectacular production by the Blunderbus Theatre Company at its offices last weekend, inviting children with disabilities and their parents or carers to join in the fun.

Irwin Mitchell Solicitors website

15th July 2014
PRESS RELEASE: Simpson Millar and Little Hiccups Raise over £1,200 with 1m steps challenge

Volunteers ran over One Million Steps, raising over £1,298 for Little Hiccups to fund Kangoo all terrain buggies.

Simpson Millar Solicitors website

1st July 2014
PRESS RELEASE: One Million Steps for Charity Fundraising Event

On Sunday 6th of July 2014 the Hiccup Conquerors, in conjunction with Trailblazer Bootcamps, will attempt to run the Armley Park 161 Killer Steps one million times in order to raise money for charity.

Download the PDF here >

30th June 2014
£9000 donation for Little Hiccups

Families of disabled children in West Yorkshire are set to benefit from a donation of £9,000. The money was presented to Leeds-based Little Hiccups by staff at the Leeds office of law firm Irwin Mitchell.

Halifax Courier Article

12th June 2014
Funding means Yorkshire applicants steam ahead

Little Hiccups won a grant last year from Skipton Building Society's Grassroot giving Project which enabled us to put on our summer activities. The 2014 applications are now open so if you know anyone please let them know!

Business Link Article

29th May 2014
Little Hiccups talks to Radio Aire about the Kangoo Buggies

Did you miss hearing Linsay Medica from Little Hiccups on Radio Aire talking about the Kangoo Buggies that we are fundraising for. If so, you can listen to it here. You will need QuickTime, Windows Media Player or RealPlayer to listen to this.

Radio Aire Interview

20th May 2014
Aimee inspires £4k fundraising in her memory

Generous fundraisers collected over £4,000 in memory of a girl who died from a rare form of epilepsy last December. The Butterfly Bash was organised in tribute to Aimee Frankland in aid of Dravet Syndrome UK, the charity supporting sufferers of the condition she had.

Yorkshire Evening Post Article

6th May 2014
Brave Leeds toddler takes next steps

Brave toddler Jenna Swinhoe will be more pleased than most when she crosses the finish line at a children’s fun run in Leeds.

Yorkshire Evening Post Article

2nd May 2014
Cash for Kids promise to purchase a Kangoo Buggy

Cash for Kids heard about our Fundraising efforts and on Superhero Day promised to buy one Kangoo Wheelchair for Little Hiccups

Radio Aire Website

2nd May 2014
Jenna Wilkinson is in the news fundraising for a new garden

Jenna Wilkinson is one of Cash for Kids Superheroes and they are helping to fundraise for a new and safe garden for Jenna to play in.

Radio Aire Website

4th March 2014
Team effort for Leeds wheelchair fundraisers

Read about the Hiccup Conquerors team of fundraisers who are training to help raise around £15,000 for two all-terrain wheelchair buggies for children.

Yorkshire Evening Post Article
North Leeds Life Article

3rd March 2014
Britain's Best Volunteer Nomination

After a sneaky voting of Linsay Medica for Britain's Best Volunteer we didn't QUITE make the top 5. However, they did recognise how amazing Linsay is and have highly commended her efforts. You can view it for yourself here:

Markel Website: Britain's Best Volunteer

8th January 2014
Parents of Baildon child Audrey Frantzich delighted by buggy

One of our families was in the news with a happy ending after they had their Rover car and essential equipment in it for their daughter was taken on December 27.

Telegraphy and Argos Article

3rd August 2013
Theatre Day with Blunderbus - 'How to Catch a Star'

Children with disabilities were treated to a theatre experience with a difference in Leeds. Blunderbus Theatre Company performed a family-friendly production of How To Catch A Star in the offices of a law firm.

Yorkshire Evening Post Article

20th August 2012
Leeds: Summer fun has kids owl-ing for more

Yorkshire parents and carers of children with disabilities enjoyed some summer fun when they were invited to see a popular children’s story brought to life by a visiting theatre group.

Yorkshire Evening Post Article

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