THE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL CHARITY, BASED IN SHEFFIELD (UK) HAS LAUNCHED ITS COVID-19 FUNDRAISING APPEAL. THE NHS ACROSS THE UK IS AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19 AND THE DEDICATED STAFF AT THE SHEFFIELD CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL ARE DOING ALL THAT THEY CAN TO CARE FOR THOSE MOST AT RISK DURING THIS CRUCIAL TIME.
Many businesses around the UK are now making donations to help the NHS (National Health Service) and the wider community at this unprecedented time. Packaging supplier Storopack UK are also offering their support and have committed to monthly donations over the next six months to The Children's Hospital Charity. These crucial funds will support key hospital workers during the health crisis. Storopack previously donated £11,000 in November 2018 to the charity and is again assisting with funds during this health emergency.
Richard Pulfrey - Managing Director Storopack UK Limited comments “The Storopack Group is committed to supporting charitable causes. We saw the recent local appeal, and we wanted to make a difference by presenting a contribution to support our local community. We hope this donation will go some way to help support these devoted frontline hospital workers during the current emergency.”
The Storopack staff are also keen to raise funds for the charity through their involvement with The Children’s Hospital Charity virtual challenge to raise £30 in 30 days per individual person. The Theo’s 30 in 30 challenge requires participants to take part in a daily exercise plan for 30 days. The aim is to get active either by walking, running; dancing, online work out or any form of exercise as long as it is takes place for 30 minutes every-day. It also includes providing some fun images or videos which will be posted on related social media platforms.
Tchad Western, Corporate Partnerships Manager & Chief Fun Officer for The Children’s Hospital Charity said: “Our charity is already feeling the impact of cancelled events across the community, which is why it is fantastic Storopack have stepped forward with this generous donation over the next six months.
“We’re doing all we can to support the amazing work of the staff at Sheffield Children’s Hospital thanks to the fantastic support of companies like Storopack. We hope that many more will follow in their lead by joining Theo’s 30 in 30 so Sheffield Children’s Hospital can continue to provide the best possible care for all who need it.”
About the Children's Hospital Charity – Sheffield
Tchad Western comments “The Children’s Hospital Charity makes our brilliant hospital even better! One of only three specialist children’s hospitals in the UK, the quality of care here is testament to the skill and dedication of staff, the generosity of our donors and the courage of our children and their families.
Children come from all over the world to see Sheffield Children's Hospital specialists and we work hard to make it better by funding things which the NHS does not cover. The money raised through donations buys life-saving equipment, funds vital research and treatment for thousands of children from across the world and helps us create a comfortable, engaging environment for our patients.
Patients and their families are at the centre of everything we do. They deserve to be treated with the best facilities in a hospital designed with children in mind. We fund four key areas:
- £250,000 of research each year into the prevention and cure of childhood illnesses.
- New facilities to extend the range of treatment provided.
- Improvements to the hospital environment that will benefit patients, families and visitors.
- Specialist medical equipment.