Wilkes gets behind Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity

We are delighted to announce that we will be lending support to Birmingham Children’s Hospital, after selecting the hospital as our chosen charity for the next 12 months.

We will undertake a packed fundraising programme of events to raise money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity, which will see staff participating in regular activities in support of the hospital. The events will kick off with a ‘Bandage Day’ in August, which will see staff raise sponsorship money by bandaging themselves up during a working day as part of the hospital’s The Big Bandage campaign.

Tim Coplestone, partner and head of CSR at The Wilkes Partnership, comments: “Birmingham Children’s Hospital has an excellent reputation not just in the UK, but around the world. However, charitable donations are key to making sure that the hospital continues to be a centre of excellence, and volunteers’ time helps to make a real difference to the lives of their patients and families. At The Wilkes Partnership we’ve got an enthusiastic staff, who’ve got some great fundraising ideas and are up for the challenge of raising both money and awareness in support of the hospital, as well as sharing their time to help make a positive patient experience.”

Birmingham Children’s Hospital is a leading UK specialist paediatric centre, offering expert care to 90,000 children and young people from across the country every year. The award-winning, world-renowned hospital has a 3,700-strong team with a reputation for excellence in many life-changing specialist services, including the treatment of the most complex heart conditions, chronic liver and kidney disease, cancer, serious burns, epilepsy, neurology and cystic fibrosis. It’s also home to Europe’s largest single site paediatric intensive care unit, a 24-hour accident and emergency service, regional major trauma centre and revolutionary new mental health service for 0-25 year olds.

To find out more about Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity, go to www.bch.org.uk.