West Midlands PE and School Sport Conference supports local children's hospital
Only the best is good enough for our exceptional children and young people; the vision of Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity, this year’s West Midlands PE and School Sport Conference charity partner.
Monday 18th November saw Aspire Sports, the conference facilitators, visit the charity to present them with a cheque for £446.05, the total profit generated.
Birmingham’s Children Hospital, established in 1862, is one of only four specialist children’s hospitals in the UK. With several world-class services and international expertise across 34 different specialities, the hospital treats over 90 thousand children a year.
Hospital can be an extremely scary experience, particularly if you are only young. That’s why the work of Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity is so important. Through the raising of funds, the charity aims to create an environment to take away some of the fear, to transform the experience of both children and families.
Upon their visit to Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Aspire were shown the significant development that has taken place with the support from the charity, recognising the vital role of their fundraising.
In recent years, the charity have completed an Appeal to build a brand new building ‘Waterfall House’ for the Oncology Department and Rare Diseases Department, plus a floor for additional theatres to help reduce waiting times.
In support of the redevelopment of the hospital’s outside play area, fundraising has been undertaken, resulting in its transformation into a bright play area with added outdoor activities. Aspire got the chance to see it for themselves; the difference this fun and colourful environment will have on a child’s experience is undeniable and invaluable.
Dan Hays, Development Executive at Aspire Sports and Conference Organiser, said “It was an honour to have Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity as the charitable partner for the West Midlands PE and School Sport Conference and it was a privilege to be given a tour around their amazing facilities. I have seen first-hand the incredible work being carried out by the staff at the hospital and the impact they have on children and young people’s lives, as well as their families. Being able to contribute to such an amazing cause was a very proud moment”.
Continually striving to do more, Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity are dedicated to making a difference to the lives and experiences of children. You can find out more about the charity’s incredible work here.