Thousands Put On a Sweater To Make Things Better At Birmingham Children’s Hospital
Birmingham Children’s Hospital held its second annual Jolly Jumper Day on Friday 11 December.
Thousands of fundraisers from across the Midlands got into the Christmas spirit, putting on their brightest, wackiest and most ho-ho-ho-horrendous novelty pullovers in support of the hospital, all with the aim of raising money for its £300,000 Eye Believe Appeal.
Participants were urged to do their bit in a festive knit and text MAGIC to 70111 to donate £3, to create a brand new exciting interactive play space in its Eye Department as well as double the size of the waiting room.
Miranda Williams, Public Fundraising Manager at Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity, said: “We have had such a fantastic day and the support from patients, staff, local businesses, celebrities, schools and individuals has been phenomenal.
“This Christmas we want to improve our Eye Department for our patients by adding a brand new play area with an interactive floor and toys suitable for children with impaired vision, as well as increasing the size of the waiting room to give families more space when they are in the department.
“You can still get involved by texting or donating via our website at bch.org.uk/eyebelieve.”