A Birmingham Children’s Hospital supporter donned a red and gold cracker outfit to raise cash for the Children’s Cancer Centre Appeal.
£600 was raised by keen bucket collector Alan Spencer when he rallied his Rolls Royce colleagues for donations wearing his cracker outfit. He was inspired to start fundraising for the hospital after a work colleague told him about the loving care his two year old granddaughter received, during her cancer treatment over the Christmas period.
Alan, who lives in Ansty, said: “The outfit was very uncomfortable and a tad too warm but the discomfort I went through is nothing compared to that of the young cancer patients in the hospital who often have to go through intensive treatment.”
Spice Adventure, an activity group for people looking to experience exciting new things, also supported the cancer appeal by helping group member Alan to raise funds at their Christmas party. Spice co-coordinator Richard Coulter said: “Our members love raising money for local causes and having fun doing so. We were delighted to help Alan fundraise for this very worthy cause.”
It is support like this that makes a huge difference to the lives of the children in the hospital. We want our patients to be able to receive their treatment in the best possible environment that is completely adapted for their needs - donations like these bring us ever closer to achieving this for our young patients.
To find out more about our Children’s Cancer Centre Appeal and discover ways to support it visit: www.bch.org.uk