September 29th, 2016

Birthday bash for Bromsgrove business owner raises money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital

Birthday bash for Bromsgrove business owner raises money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Birthday bash for Bromsgrove business owner raises money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital
John and Claire Singleton with their children Jack and Emily
Updated: 1:42 pm, Feb 26, 2016

THE owner of a Bromsgrove-based business has celebrated his 65th birthday by raising money for the Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

John Singleton, from Singletons Nurseries at Lydiate Ash, hosted a party at Grafton Manor.

Instead of birthday gifts, John asked family and friends to donate prizes for a raffle, which raised a grand total of £800.

The cheque was presented to the hospital on Thursday (February 18) and will benefit the children’s cancer ward.

Prior to this, in September 2015, John and his wife Claire were part of a team of volunteers who helped organise a charity ball at the Birmingham Hyatt to raise funds for the children’s play area and the brain injury unit at the hospital.

The event raised £7,835.

A raffle held at the ball raised enough additional money to send a young boy suffering from a brain condition to Euro Disney with his mother.

Claire said: “John and I have young children and we appreciate how precious life is.”

She added: “It is always very sad to see a poorly child and we just want to be able to help in some way with our various fund-raising activities.”

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