A football tournament, organised by AM2PM, raised over £4,000 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Red Balloon Appeal.
AM2PM, a West Midlands based recruitment company, brought together 40 teams at the fundraiser held at Goals Soccer Complex at Star City, and the eventual winning team was Bowater Building Products from Minworth.
But the event wasn’t just about the football - families were invited to join in the fun and help ensure the efforts would make a difference.
The tournament was sponsored by Baldwins Accountants, with support coming from other businesses that sponsored various stages of the tournament and the programme for the day.
Peter McSheffrey, managing director of AM2PM, is backing the fundraising after paying a visit to the hospital. He said: “The old part of the Birmingham’s Children Hospital is the reason why AM2PM are already planning additional fund raising.
“This desperately needs improvement, during my tour of this part of the hospital I was taken to the Renal Unit which looks after children with severe kidney problems, some of the children have to attend the hospital up to three times a week to be treated, and some have to wait many years for a transplant.
“I am sure with more support from local businesses the whole of the Birmingham’s Children Hospital can be like the newly built burns unit, providing the children of Birmingham and the Midlands region with modern facilities, AM2PM are privileged and honoured to be in a position to help the Red Balloon Appeal, and we would like to thank Carol and the rest of the team for their support.”
Carol Mullins, Assistant Campaign Manager for the Red Balloon Appeal, said: “We are delighted that AM2PM have supported The Red Balloon Appeal and would like to thank them for their hard work. This money raised will directly benefit our patients and make their stay in hospital a little easier.”