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Lichfield Ladies Donate to Childrens Hospital Cancer Appeal

Following a successful fundraising event earlier in the year, members of Lichfield Ladies Circle recently visited Birmingham Children’s Hospital to donate nearly £1,500 to the hospital’s Children’s Cancer Centre Appeal. 

The appeal aims to raise the £4 million which is required to improve the facilities for children under 13 suffering from cancer and their families.  The current facilities are over 30 years old and are too small to cater for the number of young cancer patients needing treatment.

Five members of Lichfield Ladies Circle were given a tour of the existing facilities to see first-hand just what a difference the improvements will make to patients and their families.  Sue Jay, Birmingham Children’s Hospital Trustee and honorary member of Lichfield Ladies Circle said: “I just want to say a huge “thank you” to the members of Lichfield Ladies Circle who raised such a fabulous amount of money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital. As Chairman of the Charity, I know how much difference that money can make to so many. It will be added to the Cancer Unit Appeal, taking us nearer to the £4 million target – thanks again girls.

The money was raised through a Charity Challenge Day, held in September at Whitemoor Lakes near Alrewas.  The event saw 18 teams from local firms and organisations compete in a number of physical challenges such as archery, zip wire, abseiling, rock climbing and a grand raft race finale.

Lichfield Ladies Circle Chair, Susan Davies said: “I am immensely proud of the ladies from Lichfield Ladies Circle who pulled together to create a really wonderful day and also to the local firms and organisations who entered teams. Special thanks must go to our Fundraising Officer Sue Kershaw who arranged the Charity Challenge Day. It's a fantastic amount raised on the day and it couldn't go to a more worthy cause.”

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