STAFF at Hilton Birmingham Metropole at the NEC have spent the last year working hard to raise vital funds for Molly Olly’s Wishes – raising over £6,000 for the organisation.
Molly Olly’s Wishes provides emotional and financial support to children and families of children throughout the UK with terminal or life-threatening illnesses.
It was set up in memory of Molly Ollerenshaw who died at the age of 11 after a five-year battle with cancer.
And the money raised helps children and their families who need additional help beyond that offered by the NHS and its supporting bodies.
Employees at Hilton Birmingham Metropole took part in a 12-month fundraising campaign for the charity and organised a range of activities from cake sales, raffles and a staff static bike challenge, to more extreme activities such as the Three Peaks Challenge.
General Manager Patrick Stapleton and Director of Operations Max Flude even finished the Derby Sportive – a cycle challenge which covers a 100-mile route from Derby to the Peak District.
Following the triumphant efforts from all the staff, the team handed over a cheque of £6,074 to the charity.
Rachel Ollerenshaw, Trustee at Molly Olly’s Wishes, said: “The children we support through Molly Olly’s Wishes often find visits to hospitals and their clinics tedious as they are without home comforts and they are confined to beds or wards for long periods of time.
“We use the funds to provide therapeutic toys and books and grant wishes that support and provide equipment or suitable entertainment to make those dark days brighter.
“We are so grateful for all of the generosity and hard work to the staff and donators who have helped to raise such a great total.”