CT is Proud to Support The Children's Hospital Charity, raising much-needed funds for Sheffield Children’s Hospital
"The Children’s Hospital is a charity that is close to many of our hearts and a charity that makes a real difference to so many families’ lives. We will be fundraising all year and will be looking at as many ways as possible that the team here at CT can help make vital contributions to this incredibly important cause."
Ian Snow - Managing Director at CT
We are delighted to announce that CT is supporting Sheffield Children’s Hospital by making "The Children’s Hospital Charity" our official charity partner for 2020. Over the next twelve months and beyond CT will be raising vital funds for a new helipad on the roof of the children’s hospital. Each year Sheffield Children's NHS Trust cares for more than 56,000 Accident & Emergency admissions. In 2018, 15% of these arrivals were by air ambulance. This will allow for more critically ill children to get the vital treatment they need more quickly.
Why is a new Helipad needed?
The Golden Hour
The Golden Hour is the first hour after a traumatic injury, when treatment is most effective. A new Helipad will ensure many more children reach the hospital within this critical time.
The new helipad would have electric trace heating incorporated into the deck to ensure that ice & snow don't disrupt the continued use of the facility during adverse weather.
Operation is considerably reduced in the winter months as there is inadequate lighting in the nearby park. This can have a critical impact on getting children to the hospital.
"This new Helipad has never been more needed, to help patients arrive at our Emergency Department as quickly as possible. Contributions will help ensure that patients don’t endure a lengthy transfer in a road ambulance or trolley, causing further discomfort and delaying life-saving treatment from the specialist doctors at Sheffield Children’s Hospital."
Tchad Western - Chief Fun Officer & Corporate Partnerships
– Tchad Western, Chief Fun Officer & Corporate Partnerships
Bears of Sheffield
CT will be sponsoring a ‘Bear of Sheffield’, which will see over 60 bears on the streets and in the parks of Sheffield over the summer months for people to visit and show support for the children’s hospital. The funds raised from the auction of the bears in October will go towards the Cancer and Leukaemia ward.
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro
We will also be supporting Ian Snow, Tom Hudson and Nick Bennett from CT to carry out an epic challenge which is both physically and mentally tough. In September they will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest freestanding mountain in the world in support of raising money for the new helipad.
Our Business Pledge
To help raise even more money, CT has committed to match all customer donations pledged at point of purchase for any product or service.
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"Over the years I have gradually learned more and more about the amazing work the hospital does and just how far its positive impact reaches."
"I want to be part of something special that will help build a better future for Children by raising these funds for such an amazing Charity which so many children rely on."
"I would like to be able to help and contribute to this great cause by raising donations towards their new helipad to allow the children to receive critical care all year round."
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Living in Sheffield with three sons for the last thirteen years has inevitably resulted in myself and my wife, Jo, spending a fair amount of time in Sheffield Children’s hospital, normally in A&E. We have been lucky and most issues have turned out to be relatively minor despite having a number of overnight stays with meningitis scares and acute croup when they were very young.
Regardless of how serious or not the issue turned out to be, the attitude, professionalism and ability of the staff has always left us feeling lucky to have such an amazing hospital on our doorstep. What struck me most of all is that no matter how busy, the way the staff comfort, question and talk with our boys is always fantastic and more often than not leads to the parting comment from any one of them being, “he or she was really nice”.
Over the years I have gradually learned more and more about the amazing work the hospital does and just how far its positive impact reaches. I find it hard to believe that this amazing hospital in Sheffield is treating and saving the lives of Children from Ashbourne to Mablethorpe and indeed in specialist cases from all over the world.
It has been a number of years since I have done any personal fundraising so when I heard Sam Christmas at the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce had decided he would climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for the hospital I felt I had to get involved. So in September that is exactly what I will be doing and I will be raising funds to help the hospital build a helipad on site. I know the hospital’s Emergency Department serves children from across South Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire and I also know what a nightmare the local traffic can be. If I can raise just a small contribution towards helping more children with major trauma get to the hospital within the golden (first) hour then the trauma I will be putting my body through to climb to over 19,000 feet will be worth it.
I will be funding the “fun” element of the trip myself to ensure that 100% of any sponsorship people are generous enough to pledge will go directly to the hospital so if you would like to support a fantastic cause no matter how large or small your contribution will make a difference to a child’s life.
As soon as I heard that the Children’s hospital charity were looking for participants to climb the highest freestanding mountain in the world to raise vital funds, I knew that not only was it the chance of fulfilling a life-long dream, but also to do it to really make a difference in something I believe in and is a huge part of the heritage of the Sheffield region.
The Children’s hospital provides world class care for children not only throughout Yorkshire but the UK and beyond.
Having a young family myself, I’m very fortunate that neither of my girls have required the specialist care of the organisation, but yet unfortunately many of my friends children have and still do to this day.
This challenge means a lot to me personally for many different reasons, but the main driving factor is that I want to be part of something special that will help build a better future for Children by raising these funds for such an amazing Charity which so many children rely on.
I was shocked to discover that Sheffield’s Children’s Hospital is only 1 of 3 NHS funded children’s hospitals in the UK. The hospital supports children across wide ranges of South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw providing a service for over 375,000 children of which 15% currently arrive by air ambulance. For such a busy hospital, the air ambulance facilities are severely limited. If we could raise enough money to fund a new rooftop helipad it could help solve these problems and save the lives of many more children who need to be transported to hospital quickly and safely.
I would like to be able to help and contribute to this great cause by raising donations towards their new helipad to allow the children to receive critical care all year round. This September I’ll be channelling my passion for fitness and challenging myself to climb Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. I’ll be participating alongside my friends and colleagues at CT, with a group of others to help raise donations and awareness for The Children’s Hospital’s hardworking staff team and the fantastic work they do.
With the efforts from myself and several others, we think we can help contribute towards the £6 million target. I’d greatly appreciate any donation you could give to help us reach our goal.