7 months ago we announced Southampton Children’s Hospital Charity as our corporate charity. We’ve been busy raising money and so far, our total is £8,943.03!
As well as our #charitytuesday events, cake sales and football sweepstakes (mentioned in our previous blog), we have had a few big events which have considerably contributed to our total that we’d like to shout about.
Our in-house choir Off the Scale held its incredible annual Gala on 9th November. This time around the event raised over £1,178, so we’d like to thank the amazing singers involved and those who came along to enjoy the evening.
Back in July, our OS Runners club got involved in the 2018 Conti Thunder Run by running as many 10km laps as possible in 24 hours! They raised a staggering £3,000+ and we are so impressed by their dedication.
Our fundraising target is to reach £25,000 over 24 months. If we meet this, the government will match it and bring the total to £50,000.
By raising money for our corporate charity, we’re helping raise vital funds for Southampton Children’s Hospital Charity’s emergency and trauma department appeal. The innovative facility will include an eight-bed observation area, 11 glass-fronted and sound proofed cubicles and x-ray facilities. It will also include a dedicated reception, triage and waiting area for young patients, access to resuscitation facilities via a new link corridor, a nurse practitioner room and a safe room for children with mental health problems.
£50,000 will provide one fully equipped assessment bay in this new unit, so we are more determined than ever to meet our target. In July, a few members of our business centre team got to see the shell of the assessment bay we are funding.
The builders have been working hard since July, so much so that when we were invited back for a tour of the unit and our bay on 21st November, we didn’t even need high vis or hard hat!
The below photo is a stark contrast to the one above. The progress that has been made is astounding, and we’re honoured to be a part of it.