Best known for helping disadvantaged kids across the West Midlands, Property for Kids is calling on the region’s ever-generous property community to support a special appeal.
Stoford’s joint MD and Property for Kids committee member, Dan Gallagher, has witnessed the direct impact Covid-19 has had on NHS staff and the strain it has placed on vital services.
Emma, his wife, is a ventilation specialist at University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB), where teams have been working around the clock to provide care for those that need it most.
Through Dan, Property for Kids has teamed up with UHB Charity to identify the best way of offering support in our region.
Dan explains: “We are appealing to the commercial property sector to support UHB in raising funds for patients and the incredible NHS staff who are doing all they can, working extremely long shifts to care for our loved ones.
“Toiletry packs in ziplock bags have been making a huge difference to both patients, attending hospital without toiletries, and staff who are working unexpected shifts. NHS staff also need ‘brand recognised’ ready-made meals, which they cannot easily obtain along with drinks, biscuits, breakfast bars, tea, coffee and children’s rainbow drawings which are all giving staff a boost and helping with physical and mental wellbeing.
“All of us are all too aware of the impact COVID-19 is having on patients and families as well as the sacrifices and risks the NHS staff are taking for us. I hope you will join us in these requests to support patients and staff.”
- Barques is a long-standing supporter of Property for Kids, through its MD and current chairman of the charity, Jilly Cosgrove. To find out more about Property for Kids.