SHEFFIELD Inner Wheel - part of an international organisation of women - have handed over a cheque of £1,125 for The Sick Children’s Trust’s £1.2m Branching Out Appeal for a new house at the Children’s Hospital.
Spokesperson Ann Clarke said: “This is our 80th year and we wanted to show our support to a charity which we really believe makes a difference to families. In 1993 we supported Sheffield Children’s Hospital’s roof house accommodation which was where Treetop House now stands.
“This time round we wanted to support a similar cause and this new appeal seemed perfect for us. As wives, sisters, mothers, grandmothers and daughters we have huge sympathy for parents of sick children and can relate to what they are going through. The Sick Children’s Trust does an amazing job supporting these families in need so we are delighted to help them along with their campaign for this new house.”
The Sick Children’s Trust has seven ‘Homes from Home’ providing free, high quality accommodation to families of sick children while they are being treated in hospital. It already has one house in Sheffield, Treetop House, and is building a second 11-bedroom home, due to be open by April 2013 so an extra 250 families a year can be supported.
*The annual Treetop House sponsored walk will held in Weston Park on Sunday, July 1 from 11am to 2pm. Organisers hope to beat the total of more than £1,000 raised last year. There is no entry fee, and sponsorship money will all go towards the Branching Out Appeal.