South Yorkshire police have raised nearly £350 at a recent awards event, with a cheque being presented to The Children’s Hospital Charity (TCHC) earlier this week.
The cheque for £348.19 was presented to Caitlin Hallatt, a community fundraising assistant for TCHC, at Snig Hill police station on Monday 6th March.
Detective Sergeant Suzanne Bluck, who presented the cheque, said: “This is such a worthwhile local charity, who do amazing things for babies, children and their families, and their cause is one that we are happy to support in Sheffield.
“It was an honour to present Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity with this money today on behalf of officers and staff in Sheffield.
“We’re very lucky to have such a fantastic hospital right here on our doorstep – we have either all needed its services or know someone who has needed the specialist care of this hospital, so it is a cause close to many of our hearts.”
The charity have said they are ‘so grateful’ to South Yorkshire police for this donation, as well as all the fundraising and support they have provided TCHC with.
Ellie Agnew, who is the PR and communications officer for The Children’s Hospital Charity (TCHC) said: “Any donation makes a difference, we always say every pound counts and it’s true.
“This is a leading hospital with leading surgeons but we need everybody’s support to ensure it stays that way.
“We get no government funding so the cumulative effect of large donations like this is really important.”
South Yorkshire police have requested that the money raised should go towards the neonatal surgical unit which provides vital treatment to babies, sometimes within minutes of them being born.
In the past few years the charity has helped to fund a £2.3 million MRI scanner at the children’s hospital on Western Bank, as well as a new hospital wing which is currently being built.