CHILDREN AND babies in hospital will be getting a helping hand from Chelmsley Wood shoppers.
The town’s shopping centre will be raising funds for the Children’s appeal at Solihull Hospital and the Incubator appeal at Heartlands Hospital over the next year.
There will be a range of activities in a bid to get shoppers to dig deep and help the projects reach their targets.
Solihull Hospital Charity is raising funds to renovate the children’s outpatients department, helping to create a light, bright and welcoming space for the thousands of children who are treated there each year.
Heartlands Hospital Charity is raising money to bring seven state-of-the-art incubators to the hospital, helping to provide the very best care for the tiny, vulnerable babies who are treated on the Neonatal Unit.
Cheryl Damms, marketing and events coordinator at Chelmsley Wood Shopping Centre, said: “We’re going to be running a series of events throughout the year to raise money.
“We’ve already hosted some events, one which saw Peppa Pig come to the centre.
“We hold a range of seasonal events throughout the year, including Halloween events and we’re looking forward to our Santa’s Grotto event at Christmas.
“The shops around the centre are always keen to get involved, being from this area we all know people who have been treated at Heartlands or Solihull hospitals so it’s great to be able to give something back.”
Sian Averill, fundraising manager at Heartlands Hospital Charity, said: “Our thanks goes to everyone at Chelmsley Wood Shopping Centre for choosing to support the two hospital charities over the coming year.
“It is thanks to the generous support that we receive from the community that allows us to fund ‘added extras’ that are over and above that which the NHS is able to provide.”
For more visit www.chelmsleywoodshopping.co.uk or www.hospitalcharity.org.