Hospital Staff Raise Bucket Loads For Children In Need 2016

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Hospital Staff Raise Bucket Loads For Children In Need 2016
Monday 21 November 2016

Kind-hearted fundraisers at West Midlands Hospital have raised over £200 for Children in Need 2016.

Staff from different departments teamed up to support the annual appeal which saw fundraising fever grip the nation on Friday 18th November.

A car wash on the hospital car park was the main fundraising event which fetched in over £120.

Patients and staff paid minimum £3 donations to have their cars washed on the day and hospital staff ran the event on a rota basis.

Employees entered into the spirit by wearing Pudsey Bear badges, ears and wristbands to show their support for such a worthy cause.

Cash collections also took place throughout the hospital during the day while the appeal’s mascot Pudsey Bear took centre stage on the reception desk.

Hospital Matron Terri Burkett said: “We were pleased to support this wonderful national appeal which captures the hearts and minds of the nation each year.

“Staff across all hospital departments gave very generously and entered into the Children in Need spirit on the day. It was a great team effort from everyone.”

Tania Peters, Quality Improvement Manager at the hospital, added: “We organise a number of fundraising initiatives throughout the year which involve staff from all hospital departments.

“This was the latest activity and it was great to support this worthy cause. A big thank you to everyone who took part in the car wash and supported the Children in Need appeal with their kind donations.”

BBC Children in Need has raised over £600 million to change the lives of disabled children and young people in the UK since 1980 and Pudsey Bear is the popular mascot for the appeal.

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