A Midland business is donating £20,000 to the Children’s Heart Appeal at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Capp, organisational positive psychologists based at the Venture Centre in Coventry, has marked its fourth birthday by organising a year of charitable activity to raise funds for Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Professor Alex Linley, founding director of Capp, is coordinating the charitable work.

He said: “When my daughter was 13 months she was admitted to the Birmingham Children’s Hospital with serious heart problems, but thankfully, due to the skill and dedication of the doctors and nurses she made a full recovery. I now want to show my gratitude to them.

“We hope our target of £20,000 will go someway to helping to fund the new ‘hybrid’ cardiac theatre unit at the hospital. It will enable doctors to perform procedures and keyhole techniques simultaneously – reducing the number of operations that children may need and their length of stay in hospital, therefore getting them better and home to their family quicker.”

Dominic Hardisty, development director at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, said: “We are very grateful that the team at Capp have made this generous gesture.

“I know of Alex’s story and I’m sure that a large number of people across the Midlands can relate to the story too.”