20th Sep, 2020

Solihull Hospital to benefit from share of Capt Tom Moore's fundraising donations

John Carlon 21st May, 2020

SOLIHULL hospital will benefit from a share of the £32.8 million raised by Captain Tom Moore, NHS Charities Together has said.

Hospital trusts across the UK are receiving donations from a £20 million initial pot, with £182,000 going to University Hospitals Birmingham Charity, which supports Solihull Hospital.

The huge donation is on top of £35,000 given to every trust from Capt Moore’s appeal.

Turning 100 this month, Capt Moore won the hearts of the nation as he walked 100 lengths of his garden in Bedfordshire in April.

Originally from Keighley in Yorkshire, the second world war veteran is to be knighted for his charity fundraising following a nomination by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Hospital Charity, the charitable arm of UHB NHS Trust, can now use the cash to provide respite spaces for staff, iPads for isolated patients to videocall family, and extra surgical clothing.

To mark Capt Moore’s achievements, Touchwood shopping centre in Solihull unveiled a cloth artwork in its atrium.

The painting, by local artist Lee Booth-Radford, is set to be on display in the mall as it reopens in the coming months.

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