Birmingham Children’s Hospital has opened its brand new interactive Fundraising Hub.
Chief Executive Sarah-Jane Marsh was joined by patients, families and staff at the grand unveiling of the hub, which is located on the main hospital corridor.
The bright glass-fronted new space - decorated in the same shade of red as the charity’s balloon logo - will give visitors, staff and patients the opportunity to find out more about the Hospital’s fundraising.
As well as being a shop selling toys, clothing, gifts and seasonal items, fundraising staff will also be on hand to talk to visitors about how they can fundraise and the types of activities that they can be involved with.
Alongside the Hub is a 24/7 donations machine which will give people the chance to donate to Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity using their bank card, buy tickets for events and register to become a Charity volunteer.
Louise McCathie, Head of Fundraising at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, said:
“This is a really exciting and proud time for us and we were delighted that so many people could join us for the unveiling of the new Fundraising Hub. The Hub has been an ambition of ours for some time, and we are pleased it is now here. We hope that a bigger fundraising presence in the hospital will help us to exceed our fundraising goals.
“We recently launched our Cancer Centre Appeal and we hope to raise £4million which will be used to transform our cancer unit. The Hub will give this Appeal a huge boost and also help us to raise money for other areas to further improve the specialist services that we provide at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.”
The Hub replaces the old donations office and anyone wishing to make a donation to Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity is encouraged to visit the Hub. The Hub is open Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm,
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).