Altecnic raises £500 for Birmingham Children's Hospital

Published:  27 August, 2014

Altecnic spent a day bandaging their co-workers to raise funds for Birmingham Children’s Hospital, which provided care for the son of national sales manager, Mark Mogey.

The team at Altecnic held a variety of fundraising events to raise £500 for the hospital. As well as being wrapped up in dressings for the hospital’s Big Bandage day, the company held other fundraising events to raise money for the Children’s Cancer Centre Appeal, including a cake sale, charity-raffle and special dress-down day.

National sales manager, Mark Mogey, who organised the events, said: “My son was treated at Birmingham Children’s Hospital two years ago and is still an outpatient, so it is understandably an organisation close to my heart.

“The team at Altecnic were keen to get involved in my fundraising events and were quick to change from their work clothes into casual gear, although some were a little too enthusiastic when it came to bandaging me up!”

Birmingham Children’s Hospital provides the widest range of children’s health services for young patients from Birmingham, the West Midlands and beyond, with over 257,000 patient visits every year.

Elinor Eustace, corporate partnerships manager for Birmingham Children’s Hospital, said: “I’d like to thank Mark and the rest of the Altecnic team for taking time from their work to raise £500 for us. The £4 million Children’s Cancer Centre Appeal aims to improve the lives of the hundreds of cancer patients and their families who are treated here every year, by totally transforming the cancer unit facilities and accommodation.

“The current unit is over 30 years old and the service itself has totally outgrown capacity. These vital funds will enable us to increase the space around patients’ beds, provide better communal areas for families and improve the Outpatients Area, which is now busier than ever before.”

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