YOUNG patients at Birmingham Children’s Hospital can play away to their hearts’ content after workers raised more than £50,000 for a new activity zone.
Goodyear Dunlop devoted a year of fundraising and raised £52,000 eight months ahead of target for youngsters using the hospital’s childhood and adolescent mental health service.
The hospital’s corporate fundraising manager, Fidelis Hynam, said: “We have been exceptionally impressed by the fundraising efforts and commitment of Goodyear Dunlop and its employees and it is no surprise they have smashed their target so early.
“For patients and their families this dedicated outdoor space is a dream come true. With the average stay of a mental health service patient being six months, it is very important to have their own space where they can let off steam and importantly have fun.”
Goodyear Dunlop Group managing director, Mark Brickhill, said: “Community programmes such as this are a great way to get employees working together to benefit a good cause whilst developing their business skills.”
The hospital has been the company’s corporate charity for the past two years.