Charity Champion

CADET RAISES CASH

Birmingham Children’s Hospital has thousands of supporters and fundraisers who repeatedly go out of their way to make a real difference to the children and young people in Birmingham and beyond. Each week we will be telling the story of one of the hospital’s dedicated Charity Champions to highlight the difference that they are making.

Charity Champion Profile

Charity Champion Profile

Name: Jack Hunt

Occupation: IT apprentice student at Primary Goal

Hometown: Coventry

Brief Description: Jack, a previous Army Cadet, organised a bag packing fundraiser with his fellow Cadets, raising £500 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity. 


A former Army Cadet has marched into this week’s Charity Champion leaderboard after organising a bag packing fundraiser, which raised £500 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity.

Inspired to raise money by his 16-year-old sister, Leah, who is cared for at Birmingham Children’s Hospital for a congenital heart condition, the kind-hearted Corporal even persuaded his fellow Army Cadet Force to pledge their support.

Arranging everything himself, from travel, to insurance, promoting the event and liaising with a supermarket representative, the fundraiser surpassed 18-year-old Jack’s expectations and also helped him to gain his three-star training badge for ‘Cadet in the Community’.

Now studying an apprenticeship in IT, Jack hopes to return to the Army Cadet Force as an adult instructor. Commenting on his fundraising, he said: “My sister Leah was born with multiple holes in her heart and has had several open heart surgeries at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, which has greatly improved her quality of life.

“The hospital means a lot to me as it essentially saved my sister’s life and Leah and I have made lots of friends with other patients! I’m extremely grateful to the incredible staff for their wonderful work and the money I’ve raised is my way of saying thank you.”

Tanita Mistry, Regional Fundraiser at Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity, added: “It’s always inspirational to hear how the world-class treatment our hospital provides inspires families and friends to fundraise and we’d like to say a huge thank you to Jack for saying thank you for his sister’s care in this way.

“The money he’s raised will make a massive difference to the lives of our brave children and their families all across our hospital. We’re incredibly grateful for Jack’s charitable support.”

 

For more information on Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity, visit www.bch.org.uk, email fundraising@bch.org.ukor call 0121 333 8506.