QUEEN Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity’s Fundraising Hub was officially opened on Monday by the Chair of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Jacqui Smith.
The Fundraising Hub is situated in the main atrium of the hospital and is the new one-stop-shop for everyone’s Charity needs. Staff, patients and their families will be able to check out a range of charity-branded merchandise, sign up to fundraising events such as skydives or marathons, and donate to the charity.
Justine Davy, Head of Fundraising for QEHB Charity said: “I’m delighted that the Fundraising Hub is now officially open for business. It is wonderful that the Charity now has a physical presence in the hospital which will make it far easier for patients and staff to find out more about the Charity, make a donation or sign up for an event.
“The fab merchandise on sale will let staff and patients show their support for QEHB Charity, be that by wearing a hoodie or carrying a pen. It’s a wonderful feeling seeing people wearing the Charity brand and I hope that this will help to raise the Charity’s profile, enabling it to find new ways of going over and above for patients and staff at the hospital.”
The Fundraising Hub was opened by Jacqui Smith, Chair of UHB NHS Foundation Trust, who said: “I was delighted to come along and officially open the new Fundraising Hub. The Trust works closely with QEHB Charity and the hub is testament to this partnership. I know that the Hub will be a great success, providing patients and staff with a clear link to the Charity and its fantastic work in providing added extras for patients and staff here at QEHB.”
The Hub was made possible thanks to infrastructure group Balfour Beatty which paid for the materials to build the hub, provided and installed by furniture solutions company Godfrey Syrett.
Mike Hammond, Chief Executive of QEHB Charity said: “I would like to thank Balfour Beatty and Godfrey Syrett for enabling the building of the Hub. My thanks also go to Jacqui Smith for officially opening the Hub and I look forward to it becoming a key part of life here at QEHB for patients and staff alike.”
If you’d like more information about how QEHB Charity supports patients, please go to www.qehb.org or call 0121 371 4852.