Go Bananas for Birmingham Children’s Hospital’s Eye Department

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Birmingham Children’s Hospital

Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity is calling for fundraising families to put their best feet forward and take part in its Minion Mini-‘Marathon’ on Saturday 23 April to raise money for its Eye Believe Appeal.

If your little monster goes bananas for the yellow characters, or you just fancy the challenge, the minion madness will take place at 11am in Cannon Hill Park and costs just £5 per adult and £2 per child, with all participants asked to seek sponsorship to complete the 5k course.

Miranda Williams, Public Fundraising Manager at Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity, said: “From little ones to grown-ups, we would love as many people as possible to join our sponsored walk dressed like the cheeky cylindrical creatures. Every little helps, so whether you raise £1 or £100 through sponsorship, each penny donated will make a massive difference to the 500 children that visit our Eye Department every week.”

Go Bananas for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Eye Department

The Eye Believe Appeal aims to raise £300,000 to totally transform the Eye Department, creating a bright, comfortable waiting area and magical interactive play space complete with exciting toys and games suitable for children with impaired vision.

Dr Joe Abbott, Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, added: “Some children have literally hundreds of appointments during their childhood and for them the benefit of this appeal will be absolutely enormous. It’s important that we raise this £300,000 to make a huge difference to our patients and have a lasting impact on our families for many years to come.”

Sponsorship forms will be provided to help with your fundraising journey and each dungaree-wearing yellow sidekick will also receive a well-deserved certificate and badge after completing their marathon.

For more information on the Eye Believe Appeal and to register for the Minion Mini-Marathon, visit Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity at bch.org.uk/eyebelieve, or email events@bch.nhs.uk.

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