AN IMPRESSIVE £849 was raised for the eye department at Birmingham Children’s Hospital (BCH) by The Oak Tree in Rednal which donated a year’s worth of charity collections to the cause.
The pub gives 1p from every main meal sold to a local charity and the cause was chosen to be the latest recipient.
From now on the pub will be choosing a different charity each quarter.
Manager Adam Hodgson and area operations manager for Marston’s Jolene Mahon met Nancy Lillington from Birmingham Children’s Hospital’s fund-raising team to hand over the cash, have a tour of the eye department to see how the donation would benefit those on the ward and to meet the staff there.
Nancy Lillington, the BCH’s regional fund-raiser, said she was delighted with The Oak Tree’s support.
“The £849 raised will help us to reach our £300,000 Eye Believe Appeal target to totally transform our eye department, adding a play area suitable for children with impaired vision and doubling the size of the waiting room.”
Jolene added she was overwhelmed by the great support they had received from the community and it had been really humbling to see where the money raised would go and how it would benefit hundreds of children.”