Birmingham Specsavers has raised more than £6,000 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital’s Children’s Cancer Centre Appeal.
Specsavers has been supporting the appeal over the last year raising £6,121 through cake sales, fundraising days and offering specs MOTs (cleaning and adjustments) in return for donations. The store also donated £1 from every eye examination carried out on a Sunday.
‘Fundraising for Birmingham Children’s Hospital was something the team felt very strongly about and so we are delighted to have raised such a significant amount of money for its Children’s Cancer Centre Appeal,’ said Neil Jones, store director.
Elinor Eustace, Corporate Partnerships Manager at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, said: ‘We would like to say a massive thank you to Specsavers Birmingham for raising such a fantastic amount. The money raised will make a huge difference to the lives of our brave children and their families as we continue our plans to improve our facilities – enabling us to treat even more children from the West Midlands and around the country.’
The current cancer unit is more than 30 years old and the service itself has totally outgrown capacity. The £4 million raised now enables the hospital to build a new cancer centre to improve the experience of patients, their families and the staff who care for them.
To find out more about Birmingham Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Cancer Centre Appeal visit www.bch.org.uk