Volunteers from West Brom building society brought a touch of Disney magic to patients at Birmingham Children’s Hospital by decorating their ward ready for Christmas.
Team members used the hit movie Frozen for their theme and while the decorations may have been ice-cold, characters including Anna, Elsa and their lovable snowman Olaf managed to deliver a warming glow for children in the high dependency unit.
The Society donated a colourful array of decorations, while the five volunteers – colleagues Manpreet Ahluwalia, Lucy Bridge, Sarah Hall, Luke O’Sullivan and Paul Steadman – made their own snowflakes, baubles, bunting and character cut-outs. They even left behind song sheets for patients, families and nursing staff in case anyone felt inspired to join in with a quick rendition of the film’s signature anthem ‘Let it Go’.
Sarah Hall, who works at the West Brom as a savings administrator, said: “We all really enjoyed planning the displays and creating decorations to fit with the Frozen theme. Everyone entered into the spirit of it and went out of their way to try and make the decorations special for the children.
“Spending time at Birmingham Children’s Hospital has made us value what we have in our own lives and it’s great to think we have helped to brighten up the ward for the kids and their families in the build up to Christmas.”
Birmingham Children’s Hospital invites local companies and organisations to transform its wards and departments every Christmas into a winter wonderland for patients who won’t get to spend the festive period at home.
The West Brom is a major supporter of Birmingham Children’s Hospital thanks to money raised annually through its Red Balloon affinity savings accounts. More than half a million pounds has been donated since the account was launched in 2007.