Some of the staff at Milton Keynes recruitment agency National Locums who recently staged a successful sponsored climb of Ben Nevis, have visited Milton Keynes Hospital to see how the money they raised will be spent. And entertained the kids while they were there!

Six of the 25-strong team which tackled the 4,409ft mountain, Britain’s highest, visited the children’s ward which benefits from a fundraising campaign called Leo’s Appeal – National Locums have nominated the appeal as the beneficiary of the company’s 2014 corporate social responsibility programme.

Money raised by National Locums from the Ben Nevis climb, plus other activity including a charity auction and cake sale, currently totals almost £7,000.

And while they were at the hospital, consultant Perry Brown cheered the kids up with a performance of Disney songs on his ukelele!

Said National Locums director David Cook: “It was lovely to visit the children, but also humbling as well. We’re determined to raise as much as we can for Leo’s Appeal.”

Added the hospital’s fundraising manager Vanessa Holmes: “We rely entirely on local support to reach our target for Leo’s Appeal, and National Locums have given this fundraising a massive boost.

“Thanks to everyone who took part in the climb. It will make a huge difference to children being treated here at Milton Keynes Hospital. And well done!”