Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion is offering fantastic support to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity by helping to fund Fisher House over the next three years.

This incredible donation of £150,000, resulting in £50,000 a year for the next three years, will go towards the hospital charity being able to offer free nights of accommodation to the families of military personnel and veterans when they need it most, so they can be near their loved ones while they have life-saving treatment.

Steve Baynes, Head of Grants and Social Policy at the Royal British Legion, said: “Our aim is always to spend donations in the most impactful and cost-effective way to help the Armed Forces community. This grant towards Fisher House will ensure members of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families have access to a home from home without the worry of finding funds to ensure they are close to loved ones at what can be a worrying and stressful time for many.

“Fisher House provides that safety net and familiar home comforts to families and the RBL are keen to ensure that those having to come to Birmingham for hospital treatment have the concern of travel and accommodation taken care of so they can focus on supporting their loved ones or feel comfortable while receiving treatment here in the Midlands.”

Fundraising Director at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Charity, Charlotte Schofield, said, "Fisher House is a lifeline to families longing to be near each other while their loved one is being treated at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. Some have had to travel huge distances across the country and even across the world, so to offer them a comforting, safe place to stay means the world to them and helps with the patient's recovery, knowing their loved one is being looked after just a short walk away.

“We appreciate the amazing support from The Royal British Legion to help us fund this amazing facility and keep families together.”

For more on the support The Royal British Legion offer, click here.

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