Rotherham: Hospital charity dinner is hailed a success

Representatives from the trust and Willmott Dixon with councillor Mahroof Hussain and the leader of the council.
Representatives from the trust and Willmott Dixon with councillor Mahroof Hussain and the leader of the council.

The Rotherham Hospital Charity recently hosted the first Dr Ted’s Children’s Appeal Charity Dinner raising more than £6,500.

The evening was hailed a huge success, filled with live entertainment, dinner, dancing and a charity auction and raffle.

The funds raised at the event will provide two new ventilation units for the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) at Rotherham Hospital.

A number of local councillors were present at the event along with Rotherham Council leader Coun Roger Stone, and Dr Ted Charity ambassador, Coun Mahroof Hussain. Willmott Dixon were the main sponsors of the event.

The company has worked with the charity for the past year and has also completed a number of projects to help improve the SCBU. Staff will be returning to the ward in July to carry out further works to the bathrooms, and create a new meeting and education room.

Leigh Garbutt, Willmott Dixon’s regional customer and community manager, said: “We were really happy to support Dr Ted’s Dinner Dance.”

“All the staff who attended had a wonderful evening and it was the perfect way to celebrate our ongoing relationship with Rotherham Hospital Charity and the SBCU.”

“As a company, Willmott Dixon is committed to helping develop the SBCU and we hope that our work will go some way to helping families and children during a difficult time.”

Tracy Williams, charity development officer at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust said: “We’re so grateful for everything that Willmott Dixon has done to support us over the last year. Their contribution to Dr Ted’s dinner dance really helped to make the evening a great success.”

“The overwhelming support from all of the sponsors meant that we were able to raise double the amount expected, providing two new ventilation units for the SCBU.”

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