Staff from a Black Country law firm have run, walked, climbed, baked, cycled and ‘dressed up and dressed down’ to raise £50,000 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital (BCH).
All 200 employees across Talbots Law’s six offices in the Black Country and Worcestershire have taken part in the company-wide effort, which has helped it smash its annual target by £20,000.
The money raised will go towards lifesaving equipment for the fleet of four KIDS/NTS ambulances, which act as mobile intensive care units contained within an ambulance and used to provide emergency specialist transport for critically ill babies and children.
Mary Mocklow, Chief Executive of Talbots Law, commented: “It was a unanimous decision to raise funds for Birmingham Children’s Hospital and I’m so proud of the way our employees have got involved and contributed in their own individual way.
“We’ve had people cycling over 250 miles to Paris, staff climbing mountains, running for the first time and loads of bake-offs – all to raise much needed money to support the tremendous work of the nurses, doctors at specialists at BCH.”
She continued: “The initial target was £30,000, but I’m delighted to announce this week that we have delivered £50,000, which is a fantastic achievement. Better still, we’ve decided to do it all again next year in a bid to raise £100,000 by 2020.”
Talbots Law staff haven’t just been raising money, they have also been donating their own time to complete a range of volunteering opportunities.
These activities have included entertaining patients waiting for appointments and helping to create a Christmas feel by putting up festive decorations in the wards.
This week, employees will be heading back to Birmingham Children’s Hospital to give out gifts to children who are not well enough to be at home for the festive period.
Mary concluded: “Next year, members of the team are already planning to repeat their brilliant fundraising performance by completing a skydive, whilst Sarah Rooney, Trainee Solicitor will be running the London Marathon in April.”