Date: Tuesday 03 March 2015
Our regional team in the Midlands has provided a £10,000 cash boost to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
The sum was raised during an annual charity golf day held at the Copt Health Golf Club in September 2014, which saw teams of four take on a round of 18 holes, a longest drive competition and a nine-hole putting competition. There was also a fundraising raffle, a presentation of prizes for the winning teams and a three course meal.
The cheque for £10,000 has been presented to the hospital by Taylor Wimpey Midlands Production Director Phil Whipps and Production Manager Phil Hooper. The money will support an appeal to raise £4 million to provide a brand new children’s cancer centre at the hospital.
Phil Whipps, says: “As a local housebuilder we feel it’s important to develop strong links with the local community and we are delighted to support the invaluable services provided by Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
“Our charity golf day was great fun and we are absolutely over the moon to have raised £10,000 for such a worthy cause. We’d like to say thank you to everyone who took part and helped make the event such a huge hit!”
Since launching the charity golf day three years ago, Taylor Wimpey Midlands has raised £32,530 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
Hayley Miller, from the Fundraising Team at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, says: “Thank you so much to everyone involved in holding the third annual golf day in aid of Birmingham Children’s Hospital and for raising such a fabulous sum.
“It means so much to our children and their families to know that people are thinking of them and sending their love and support.”
Founded in 1862, Birmingham Children’s Hospital treats more than 250,000 patients each year. It is the only children’s hospital in the UK to offer both an emergency department and the full range of specialist clinical services.
Many patients come from further afield because the hospital is a nationally designated centre for cardiac surgery, surgery of the face and skull, inherited metabolic disorders, eye cancer, liver and small bowel transplants, and the skin blistering condition epidermolysis bullosa. It also has a world-renowned Intensive Care Unit, Paediatric Clinic Research Facility and Burns Unit.