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

The Story

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 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 Golden Hour

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.

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.

Inadequate Lighting

– Tchad Western, Chief Fun Officer & Corporate Partnerships

"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

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.

#TeamCT Mount Kilimanjaro

Ian Snow

"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."

Tom Hudson

"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."

Nick Bennett

"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."

Key Dates

February

CT announces 

2020 Charity

March

CT choose our design for our bear

March

Public launch and marketing event for corporate sponsors

July

Sponsors and artists preview event

July - Sept

The bears 

trail is open

September

Mount Kilimanjaro

expedition

October

Charity auction

of bears

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