HealthTrust Europe selects local Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity as its 2022 charity

HealthTrust Europe is pleased to announce that the local Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity has been selected as the company’s 2022 chosen charity.

Each year, HealthTrust Europe selects a different UK-based charity to fundraise for. The company organises regular fundraising events for staff to take part in, in an effort to raise as much money as possible for the chosen charity before the year ends.

This year, the staff at HealthTrust Europe have voted to support Birmingham Children’s Hospital (BCH), a specialist children’s hospital providing a range of services including major trauma care, paediatric intensive care, cardiac, renal, hepatic, orthopaedic surgeries, and mental health services.

HealthTrust Europe is a Birmingham-based company and the charity is one that is close to the hearts of all of our staff – many of whom have been treated at the Hospital themselves, or know someone close to them that has.

Speaking of her time at BCH as a child, Marketing Manager Leigh Draper said:

“I spent a lot of time at Birmingham Children’s Hospital when I was little, as I suffered with childhood asthma. I always remember my time at the hospital fondly, particularly the kindness and compassion of the staff.

The hospital regularly organised events and visits for the children, including Santa visits and my personal favourite – a visit from the Swedish Church Choir, which saw the choir members dressed up as royalty. I still have the newspaper clipping from that special visit!

I am so pleased we will be raising money for this exceptional cause and giving back directly to our community healthcare service.”

BCH’s ethos is that ‘there is always more we can do for our sick kids’, and their mission is therefore to raise as much money as possible to make a real difference to the children who use the hospital services. Visiting the hospital as a child can sometimes be a daunting prospect, but BCH do everything they can to offer children the best experience possible during their stay.

BCH relies on the kindness, generosity and hard work of their ‘Charity Champions’ to raise vital funds for the hospital. HealthTrust Europe are both proud and excited to join the impressive fundraisers already supporting BCH.

Dale Robinson, HealthTrust Europe’s Chief Operating Officer said:

“HealthTrust Europe staff have unanimously selected Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity as our 2022 charity. BCH do incredible work to support and improve the lives of local children, and it is a cause that means so much to our staff.   

Our company is and continues to be committed to the care and improvement of human life, and we are so pleased to be able to bring this passion into our fundraising efforts for BCH. All of our employees are excited to see how much we can raise before the year is up, and we hope that our fundraising can make a real difference to these children.”

HealthTrust Europe will be organising and taking part in fundraising activities throughout the year. The final amount raised will be announced in early 2023.