In 2016 the staff at Commercial Express chose to support Birmingham Children’s Hospital by way of corporate donations and a variety of fundraising initiatives.
We are delighted to have been involved over the past two years. In that time, we have been able to raise a lot of money for a truly deserving and much-loved local charity helping fundraise for two of their largest appeals. The STAR Appeal, which we supported for the first 18 months, aimed to create the UK’s first centre for the care and treatment of children with rare diseases. In September 2017 they reached their target of £3.65 million and the centre is due to open in early 2018. For the remainder of the year we helped support the Critical Journey’s Appeal, which aimed to raise £2 million to equip a fleet of four critical care ambulances with the latest life-saving equipment. Our staff have been superb in the efforts they have made to help raise as much money as possible for which we thank them dearly.
Since we began supporting Birmingham Children’s Hospital, we have managed to raise a total of £12,500. From abseiling, football matches, quiz nights, sponsored walks, golf days, a charity tuck shop & much more – we have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our fundraising together. It has been an honour and a privilege to help such an amazing charity.
However, we have decided that the time is right for us to help another very worthwhile cause in 2018.
Duncan Pritchard, managing director at Commercial Express, comments:
“We are delighted that we have been able to raise such a great amount of money for the hospital in our time as supporters, and it’s an added bonus that we’ve all had such a great time doing it! We would encourage other companies, especially those locally, to choose Birmingham Children’s Hospital as their charity to support, it’s such a worthwhile cause.”
“We wish them all the best with all of their fundraising and hope to return one day as a corporate supporter”.