Telephone Europe bring festive joy to children at Solihull Hospital
Telephone Europe, a telecommunication solutions company based in Solihull, has made a donation of £1,000 to help bring some Christmas magic to Solihull Hospital this year.
University Hospitals Birmingham Charity’s Christmas appeal raises funds to bring some festive joy to Solihull Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Heartlands and Good Hope hospitals each year, helping to make life easier for patients and staff over the Christmas period.
Telephone Europe’s generous donation has funded a special toy tree which stands pride-of-place in the Children’s Outpatients Department at Solihull Hospital. The tree is decorated with soft toys, allowing children who are receiving treatment in the hospital to select a toy to take home with them when they leave.
David Murphy, Director of Telephone Europe, said: “We are delighted to be able bring some Christmas magic to the children of Solihull Hospital after a very challenging year. Being in hospital over Christmas is never easy, and this year is going to be particularly hard, so it’s been great to know our donation has put a smile on all the children’s faces and spread some Christmas cheer.
"2020 has been a very difficult year for many of us, but we are happy to continue to support and stand with our community wherever we can. This is a brilliant cause, and we’re delighted to take part and make a difference this year.”
Samantha Howell, UHB Charity’s Fundraising Manager for Solihull Hospital, said: “The toy tree has made a huge difference to our youngest patients this year. Visiting hospital can be scary for children, and no child wants to spend time in hospital at Christmas. Our toy tree has made a huge difference, and our young patients are so excited when they see the tree and are told that they get to take a toy home with them at the end of their appointment.
“Thank you to Telephone Europe for your generous sponsorship, your generosity has made such a difference this year.”