Veolia staff backing for children’s trust

Nichola Higgins from the Sick Children's Trust with Kate Hughes of Veolia
Nichola Higgins from the Sick Children's Trust with Kate Hughes of Veolia

Staff from Veolia Environmental Services have been collecting office supplies to help The Sick Children’s Trust (SCT) in Sheffield.

Pens, printer paper, envelopes, notebooks and more were donated by staff in aid of Treetop House, run by The SCT for families whose children are seriously ill and being treated in Sheffield’s Children’s Hospital.

The campaign asked staff to donate stationery to help run the Treetop House offices and waste awareness officer Kate Hughes said: “The response to the campaign was fantastic and we are delighted to be supporting such a worthy charity.

“We hope that the donation will help with the life changing work The SCT carries out every day.”

The SCT believes that having parents on hand during hospital treatment helps a child’s recovery.

They have seven Homes from Home at six hospitals across the UK, providing accommodation for families with seriously ill children.

Treetop House in Sheffield is able to provide accommodation for 13 families at a time and helps 670 families every year.

Ann Wyatt, Treetop House manager, said: “We have a great relationship with Veolia and they have always been so supportive of us in the past, coming up with unique fundraising ideas such as the stationery campaign.

“We are very grateful to their continued support which will help more families in their time of need.”