A new charity fundraising hub has officially opened at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, with the Specialist Services team at Kier, and other local companies, uniting and donating their time and resources to help transform the existing hub within the hospital.
The new space is for The Children’s Hospital Charity which is looking to raise funds for a new Emergency Department, Cancer and Leukaemia ward and a Helipad. In March, members of the Kier Specialist Services team which is based in Sheffield, and some of its supply chain partners, spent four weeks renovating the space, installing new lighting, shelving and other general improvements.
Located near the main entrance of the hospital, the team carefully planned the works to ensure minimal disruption to patients and staff. The approximate cost of this project would have been £25,000.
As a result of COVID-19, the opening of the hub was officially last week.
Martin Ardron, regional director at Kier Specialist Services added: “Kier welcomed the opportunity to help with such a great cause, which is close to many of the team’s hearts. Sheffield Children’s Hospital is hugely important to the local community and we are pleased to have been able to help a new fundraising hub to support it.
“We are proud to have provided this new space which we hope will aid The Children’s Hospital Charity’s fundraising ambitions and help even more young patients and their families.”
David Vernon-Edwards, director at The Children’s Hospital Charity said: “Since our charity hub first opened in November 2018, it has been invaluable in strengthening our relationships with staff, patients and their families, bringing our team closer to the Sheffield Children’s community we serve.
“While this is not the opening we all envisioned, I would like to say a huge thank you to Kier and all the other businesses from across the region that have supported this project.
“This renovated, purpose-built space will aid our efforts to transform the facilities at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.”
The Specialist Services team within Kier is committed to leaving lasting legacies in areas in which they operate and over the last year its teams have provided over 550 training days to local communities across 19 towns and cities in the UK.