Accountants donate Christmas gifts to Birmingham Children’s Hospital
Staff from Droitwich-based professional services firm Ballards LLP have donated a variety of children’s toys, chocolates, cosy socks and pampering gifts to the children and teenagers staying at Birmingham Children’s Hospital over Christmas.
The donation is part of Ballards’ ongoing support of Ronald McDonald House Charities UK which provides purpose-built accommodation next to the Birmingham Children’s Hospital. In the event that families do not live close to a hospital where a child is being treated, Ronald McDonald House Charities UK offers free accommodation and meals so that parents can be by their child’s bedside in a matter of moments.
Steven Jones, Business Development Partner at Ballards, said: “The work that Ronald McDonald House Charities UK does for children and families is so important, and it doesn’t stop over Christmas. We are very pleased to be able to support both Ronald McDonald House Charities UK and Birmingham Children’s Hospital to make any potential hospital stay over Christmas as comfortable as possible.”
Charlotte Smith, Community Fundraiser at Ronald McDonald House Charities UK, said: “Christmas can be such a magical time for children and families, which is why being in hospital at this time of year can be especially difficult. We’d like to thank the staff at Ballards for their generous donation of gifts which we know the children will love receiving.”