DWF has been recognised as one of the top corporate supporters of Birmingham Children’s Hospital at its annual Hundred Heroes event.
The event celebrates the 100 outstanding supporters of the hospital, based not only on fundraising but time and effort given to help in anyway supporters can. The team at DWF’s Birmingham office has raised over £12,000 in two years for the hospital and partaken in a number of activities to help, including decorating the wards at Christmas, writing letters to Santa with the patients, carrying out arts and crafts with outpatients and donating toiletries for families to use during stays.
The event comprised an informal awards ceremony with afternoon tea, honouring each hero with a plaque and a commemorative red balloon that will decorate the main entrance of the hospital for the next 12 months. DWF’s balloon will be in good company amongst some truly inspirational patients, families and organisations.
The DWF executive partner for Birmingham, Caroline Coates, says: “It is such a pleasure to be recognised at this event, alongside many other amazing supporters of the hospital. The Birmingham office has always got behind the charity events and fundraisers we’ve organised and committed a lot of time over the years to support the hospital. The event was very humbling and we could not be more proud that we were invited to attend, knowing that we have, in some small way, made a difference.”
The event rounded off the Birmingham office’s nominated charity fundraising activity following the launch of the DWF Foundation at the beginning of May. The grant giving service enables charities, like the Birmingham Children’s Hospital, to apply for funding from a collective pot contributed to by all of DWF’s 16 national and international offices.
The first major fundraising event for the DWF Foundation will take place this June with DWF managing partner and CEO, Andrew Leaitherland, skydiving alongside 50 colleagues.