After hearing from all the shortlisted charities and how OS could help, employees voted and elected to support Southampton Children’s Hospital Charity.
Local to OS’s head office, the hospital department covers nine different counties. Southampton Children’s Hospital is the sixth largest children’s hospital in the country and one of four which provides all specialist services on one site. Currently, it treats 150,000 children each year from across the UK.
Southampton Children’s Hospital Charity enhances the support, care and treatment of patients at the hospital. The charity provides support to areas of the hospital that lie beyond the scope of NHS funding. This includes funding specialist equipment, ward refurbishments and improvements, support for patients, family and staff as well as pioneering research.
Jeneen Thomsen, head of major gifts from Southampton Hospital Charity, said: "We are absolutely delighted to have been chosen by Ordnance Survey and are really looking forward to working in partnership with them to raise vital funds for our children’s emergency and trauma department appeal.
"This fantastic facility is expected to treat more than 30,000 youngsters from nine regions across the south of England per month and now, at £960,000 away from our £2 million fundraising target, we are at a crucial stage in the campaign and support like this from Ordnance Survey is essential as we push on towards our total.
"Everyone involved in the appeal so far has worked so hard to get us to this point and it is a huge boost to the morale of all our supporters to have the company on board as we approach the final stages."
With their new corporate charity, OS is looking forward to raising money for yet another amazing charity. Nigel Clifford, OS CEO, added "The OS corporate charity means a lot to all of us here at OS. The Southampton Children’s Hospital Charity delivers funding for specialist equipment, ward refurbishments and pioneering research – they provide support beyond the scope of NHS funding. I am delighted that we will be fundraising for the Southampton Children’s Hospital over the next 24 months."