Charity of the Year
Due to our annual tradition, with a new year comes a new charity for us to support. After much deliberation, this year we decided upon Nottingham Children’s Hospital (NCH).
NCH is a local charity, founded in 1903. The amazing work they do within the city has not gone unnoticed. They provide a wide range of general and specialist services for children and young people as well as offering non-clinical services such as their youth services and hospital school.
The charity’s goal is to make a child as comfortable as possible during their stay in hospital, this is inevitably a horrible time for both the patient and their family. NCH try to add as little disruption to the families lives by providing them with a place to stay. The rooms are in no way luxurious, but in those times of upset and distress, the rooms provide a space where the family can be together and close to their child on the ward.
To fundraise for NCH we have a monthly dress down day on the last Friday of every month, we also channel our inner Mary Berry by baking and hosing cake sales. Another annual tradition is having a team of employees competing in The Great Notts Bike Ride on 25th June, we are cycling a mixture of 25, 50 and 75miles to raise money for NCH by pedalling through the Nottinghamshire countryside. This is our third year of competing in this event and each year our team grows. It is a tough day but for a very worthy cause. We are used to the comforts of the office with comfy seats and a cup of tea on hand so slipping into our lycra is out of our comfort zone for a lot of us, but love that we are helping to raise awareness for a very worthy cause. Click here to donate.
We hope that our contribution to the charity over the cause of 2017 will help the staff at NCH continue to make a difference to those brave children and their families.
As the year progresses we hope to keep adding to our list of fundraising activities so keep your eyes peeled for more from team Solutions.