Specialist building contractor, Building Services Now (BSN) Group has raised a staggering £25,000 for our charity after holding its annual charity dinner.

The glitzy and glamourous black-tie event was held just a stone’s throw from our hospital at Birmingham’s Grand Hotel.

“The whole event was incredible,” said Helen Miles, head of corporate partnerships at our charity. “The team at BSN put so much work and resources into making the evening a success, and we’re incredibly grateful for their ongoing support.

“Events like this raise much-needed funds to support us on our journey to providing the best possible facilities and environment at Birmingham Children’s Hospital for our young patients. We can’t thank BSN enough for their support, which will help us do more for the 90,000 sick children our hospital treats every year.”

Darren Perry and Helen Miles

Alongside hosting and organising the event, BSN Group also subsidised the evening’s drinks and canape reception, entertainment and evening activities. This meant that more of the proceeds from ticket sales were able to be directed towards our charity.

The proceeds of the event were matched with a donation from BSN, taking the total raised to £25,000.

The event’s schedule included a raffle with high-value prizes donated by Think Recruitment, Prosperity Wealth, Travis Perkins, Value Staff, The Grand Hotel and Smith Brothers and Sons, as well as time for socialising and enjoying musical and comedy tribute acts.

Darren Perry, construction director at BSN Group, said: “Over the past 18 months, we have worked closely with Birmingham Children’s Hospital on a number of projects, so we’ve been able to see first-hand the extraordinary impact of the charity’s work,”

“To be able to give back to the charity in this way is incredibly humbling. The work they do is remarkable in our local community, and it’s an honour to play a part – no matter how big – in helping to make that happen.”

Each year, BSN Group pledges a minimum of 5% of its profits to local social value engagement, including work experience placements, local charity events and various support for local causes. Much of BSN’s charitable work and donations are centred around the healthcare industry, one of the building contractor’s specialist sectors.