AN APPEAL to build new hospital accommodation for the parents of sick children in Sheffield received a boost when a city medical firm raised £1,000.
Staff at B.Braun Medical collected the cash in aid of The Sick Children’s Trust’s Branching Out appeal, by hosting a jubilee tea party and a dress-down day.
The team, based at Thorncliffe Park, supported the charity as their colleague Lorna Lee used the trust’s accommodation when her newborn son Joshua was admitted to Sheffield Children’s Hospital with breathing difficulties.
The charity provides places to stay for families of poorly youngsters while they are being treated.
Lorna, from Barnsley, said the good cause ‘made a difficult time easier’.
She said: “The accommodation meant I could be with my son around the clock.
“The facilities and support were fantastic and meant that I could be near to my son.”
Hans Hux, B.Braun chief executive, said the staff were keen to support the appeal.
He said: “We had a lot of fun with both the jubilee party and the dress-down day.
“The jubilee tea party in particular was very popular as it had a chocolate theme to it.
“I’m delighted with the effort the staff put into the events and am thrilled with the amount raised for such a wonderful cause.”
The charity’s £1.2m appeal aims to build a new 11-bedroom house at the hospital, which will support an additional 300 families each year.
It is hoped the new ‘Home from Home’ will be open by next summer.
Visit www.sickchildrenstrust.org for more details or to make a donation.