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Last push Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity appeal
With just £300k left to raise, Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity is calling on its supporters to help close its £2 million Critical Journeys Appeal.
Launched last year, the appeal will directly benefit over 2,000 critically sick babies, children and young people who have to use the Critical Care KIDS/NTS ambulance service every year.
Once the target has been hit, the charity will be able to kit out its fleet of four Critical Care Ambulances with the same state-of-the-art specialist equipment patients have access to on the hospital’s intensive care unit – meaning they have a better chance of survival as treatment is instant.
By raising this final £300,000, the critical appeal will remove the need for ambulances to divert back to Birmingham Children’s Hospital to pick up vital pieces of equipment resulting in better care and outcomes for critically ill babies and children. It will help to save more lives.
Emma Bull, Lead Nurse at KIDS/NTS, said: “We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported our Critical Journeys Appeal so far. This much-needed appeal will help us to kit out our ambulances and upgrade our equipment, enabling us to be response-ready at all times. In turn, this will allow us to move more patients with the same level of specialist equipment used in intensive care, making sure we can get our patients to the right place, at the right time for the right treatment.”
Thanks to a phenomenal donation of £1million from the Denise Coates Foundation in April, the appeal has raised a fantastic £1.7million in just 12 months. Now, with just £300k left to go, the charity is urging the public to back the appeal in order to help sick babies, children and young people get the expert care they deserve.
Serena Daw, Public Fundraising Manager at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, said: “To have raised £1.7million in just 12 months is absolutely staggering and we are so very grateful for your support, but we now need this final push to get us over the line and help our deserving patients get the best possible treatment in their time of need.
“Whether you can give £5 or £50, please consider donating to this critical appeal.”
To help more children get expert care, please visit bch.org.uk/criticaljourneys, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0121 333 8506 to find out how you can support the appeal.
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