Chamber gives to hospital campaign

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BARNSLEY and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce has donated £600 to The Children’s Hospital Charity in Sheffield.

Chamber members dug deep at the organisation’s Christmas lunch last year to support the charity’s Make it Better appeal, which is aiming to raise £20 million towards The Children’s Hospital’s £40 million planned transformation of its current site.

The cash was raised through a raffle and an auction, in which Ian Wragg, of chamber patron Kinspeed, paid £110 for a signed Sheffield United shirt and Lisa Pogson, of Airmaster Air Conditioning, paid £90 for a signed Sheffield Wednesday shirt.

Chamber patron Highlander IT donated a Kindle for which Nikki Jones, of Barnsley College, who also sponsored the lunch, paid £85.

Andrew Denniff, chamber executive director, said: “The hospital does an excellent job of caring for many children from the Barnsley and Rotherham areas and we are pleased to support their charity appeal with this donation.”

Tchad Western, corporate fundraiser at The Children’s Hospital Charity, said: “We’re so thrilled to receive this very generous donation.

“Our hospital is already an amazing place, providing specialist care every day.

“What we need now is a hospital environment that matches this level of care. The donation will help to make an extraordinary hospital even better.”