Wolverhampton Wanderers and England football legend Steve Bull will be turning up at Birmingham Children’s Hospital on Tuesday 17 July at 2.30pm in a classic Morgan racecar to drum up support ahead of his exciting bid to be the winner of the Silverstone Classic ‘Celebrity Challenge’.
He will be going head to head with celebrities like musician Jay Kay, Hollywood actor Sir Patrick Stewart, award winning chef Heston Blumenthal and Strictly Come Dancing’s Brendan Cole to compete in 130mph Morgan lightweight racecars at the famous Silverstone Grand Prix circuit on Saturday 21 July.
Steve will be trying to raise as much money as possible for the Children’s Cancer Centre Appeal at the event and is urging supporters to sponsor him at his dedicated fundraising page www.bch.org.uk/support_steve.php
Steve Bull said: "As a long time supporter of Birmingham Children's Hospital I am really pleased to be taking part in the Silverstone Classic Celebrity Challenge for such a great cause. I have seen some of the fantastic work that is done for the thousands of children the hospital treats, so have always done what I can. Please help me in supporting Birmingham Children's Hospital and give whatever you can. Keep your fingers crossed for a win too!"
Steve Bull will be at Birmingham Children’s Hospital at 2.30pm on Tuesday 17 July in a Morgan racecar, will meet patients and staff and is available for photography and interviews until 3pm.
Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides a comprehensive service to children, young people and their families.
We are one of the leading paediatric teaching centres in the country, with international research and development in areas such as:
- Childhood cancer studies
- Liver disease
- Infection, inflammation and immunity
- Molecular genetics of childhood conditions (how these are passed on, and how they cause disease in the body in terms of chemistry)
- Nutrition, growth and metabolism in childhood
- Drug use in children
- Relapsed and refractory acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
- Infant neuroblastoma
- Infant brain tumours
Our facilities include:
- A 22 bedded Paediatric Intensive Care Unit
- A centre of excellence for children with cancer, cardiac, liver and renal disease
- A national transplant centre
- 280 inpatient and day-case beds including Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
- 38 specialties and supporting departments
- An Emergency Department dealing with over 45,000 patients a year
- Twelve theatres
- Three MRI scanners
- A CT Scanner
- An endoscopy suite
- A catheter laboratory with digital imaging facility
- Burn, Neonatal Surgery and Education Centre
- Wellcome Clinical Research Facility
- Renal Unit
- Teenage Cancer Trust Unit
- Ronald McDonald House (parent and family accommodation).