Solihull Hospital children’s unit refurbished with funds from Round Table fireworks show - The Solihull Observer

Solihull Hospital children’s unit refurbished with funds from Round Table fireworks show

Solihull Editorial 19th Dec, 2022   0

A CHILDREN’S unit at Solihull Hospital has had a revamp after £15,000 was donated.

The refurbishment was paid for by funds raised at the town’s annual fireworks display.

Solihull Round Table raised more than £96,000 from its 2021 fireworks display, and £15,000 was given to the University Hospitals Birmingham Charity.

This has helped to pay for the artistic renovation of the suite, a specialist NHS child protection unit based at Solihull Hospital.

Gerald Manton and Tim Robbins, who are both members of the Solihull Round Table, visited the suite on 8 December to view the refurbishment.

Mr Manton, said: “On behalf of everyone who attended the fireworks display, we were thrilled to see this magnificent project that has been carried out here at Solihull Hospital.

“Our firework displays create so much fun, lights and excitement, but they also raise sizable charitable funds from entry fees paid by thousands of people.

“In this case, Solihull Round Table decided it was the turn of children who are among the most needy in the West Midlands because of the abuse or neglect they have suffered.”

Mr Robins said: “The unit used to be quite dark and depressing, but the £15,000 from the Round Table’s fireworks display has paid for the walls to be decorated, toys for children to play with, a new comfortable seating area and TVs for the younger children.”

A spokesperson for Solihull Community Paediatrics said: “We want to send a big thank you to Solihull Round Table for rejuvenating such an important area for us which plays a crucial role in the experiences for vulnerable children and young people across Solihull.

“This situation for children, young people or their families can be daunting and distressing. It is usually quite sudden, unplanned and quite a ‘whirlwind’ of activity for them.

“The refurbishment of the area with new, bright wall art, new furniture, some new toys and activities and new items for our kitchen to be able to offer children and parents drinks and snacks during their time with us has been an amazing improvement.”


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