28th May, 2017

Childrens charities receive £40,000 donation

TWO Of the region’s biggest homebuilders have donated a whopping £40,000 to Acorns Children’s Hospice and Brimingham Children’s Hospital Charity.

The two homebuilders raised a total of £20,309.30 as a result of a sportsman’s dinner in 2016 – both companies then donated an additional £10,000 each to the cause, meaning a grand total of £40,309.30.

Amanda Smallman, Corporate Partnerships Manager at Acorns Children’s Hospice said: “We’re so grateful to Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes for this significant donation and all the staff for their enthusiasm and commitment to the cause.

“We need to raise nearly £10 million every year to continue, so the money will make a massive difference for the children and families who rely on our care.”

Kirsty White, Corporate Partnerships Officer at Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity, added: “We are incredibly thankful to Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes for supporting our £3.65 million Star Appeal, which will build the UK’s first Rare Diseases Centre for children.

“This new centre will, for the first time, bring together a team of experts from all the different specialties across our hospital under one roof to provide coordinated care for our children and young people affected by rare diseases.

“Thanks to this fantastic donation we are now one step closer to making our patients’ and families’ dreams a reality.”