A local project manager has been crowned this week’s Charity Champion after helping his company to raise over £30,000 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity.

Father of one Dan Haynes, who works at Homeserve Walsall was motivated to raise as much money as possible for the hospital after seeing the great work they do when he visited for a tour. The IT Department at Homeserve chose the charity in a staff vote to support for the year ahead and Dan become the charity representative.

Along with his colleagues from Homeserve, Dan has organised many fundraising activities in the past year including a charity football match, raffles, themed events, quizzes and much more. Homeserve has gone on to raise a total of £15,048 which was then price matched - making the grand total an incredible £30,096.00!

The money will be donated to the hospital’s Critical Journeys Appeal which is raising vital funds for the hospital’s KIDS/NTS department.

Reflecting on his fundraising, Dan said: “I don’t have a personal connection with Birmingham Children’s Hospital other than having friends and colleagues whose families have had been patients there.  When I visited the hospital and met the amazing children being treated there, all I could think about was my own son, and how lucky I am to have a healthy and happy boy. It’s incredibly comforting to know the hospital is there for families across the West Midlands who need its services and it’s a great feeling to know we’ve been able to give something back to the hospital through fundraising.

Kirsty White, Corporate Fundraising Associate at Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity, said: “We’d like to say a big thank you to Dan and his colleagues from Homeserve for their continued support over the past year. Dan has consistently gone above and beyond the realms of his role as a charity representative, and recently arranged for one of our children to be a mascot for the day at Walsall FC which he thoroughly enjoyed!

“The money they have raised will make a huge difference to our KIDS/NTS department through our Critical Journeys Appeal helping babies, children, young people and families across the West Midlands get to the right place, at the right time, for the right treatment.”

For more information on Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity visit www.bch.org.uk, email [email protected] or call 0121 333 8506. To support the charity’s Critical Journeys Appeal, visit: https://www.bch.org.uk/criticaljourneysappeal