TV star helps hand cheque to Sheffield hospital

LtoR: Some of Plusnet's Charity Committee including Darren Keys, Chloe Snelson, Richard Rothwell-Jackson, Natalie Steinborn, Tchad Western from the Children's Hospital and Jennifer Ellison.
LtoR: Some of Plusnet's Charity Committee including Darren Keys, Chloe Snelson, Richard Rothwell-Jackson, Natalie Steinborn, Tchad Western from the Children's Hospital and Jennifer Ellison.
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TV CELEBRITY Jennifer Ellison visited a Sheffield hospital to help hand over a cheque for £11,000.

The former Dancing on Ice contestant and Brookside actress helped staff from Sheffield-based broadband provider Plusnet hand over the money to Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity.

Plusnet staff have been raising funds for the hospital after it was selected as their chosen charity for 2011/12.

Jennifer, aged 29, said: “It’s great that Plusnet is supporting the hospital. As a mum myself, children’s health and welfare is a matter close to my heart.”

Jamie Ford, Plusnet chief executive, said: “The hospital does some excellent work and we are proud to have supported the charity over the last year.”

Tchad Western, the children’s hospital charity corporate fundraiser, said: “We are grateful to Plusnet for this donation and to its staff for their support.

“The money raised by Plusnet will go towards our ‘Make it Better’ appeal, which is a campaign to raise £20 million towards a £40m scheme at the hospital.

“The charity appeal is needed for the enhancements that will transform the building into a state-of-the-art facility.

“These will include single rooms and en-suite facilities, a special play tower, gardens, specialist medical equipment and artwork.”