Volunteers Have a Snow ‘Ball’

West Brom colleagues help bring Christmas sparkle to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

It was enough to melt even the cold heart of Elsa when volunteers from the West Brom turned on the sparkle, decorating the reception of the Emergency Department at Birmingham Children’s Hospital in the style of hit Disney movie Frozen.

The team of seven had a snow ball as they hung snowflakes from the ceiling and added a tinsel topping to the tables and chairs in the waiting area.

All the decorations, which also included Frozen bunting portraying the animated film’s key characters, were donated by the Society and many were handmade by the volunteers.  

The two-hours of festive fun flew by as the room was transformed thanks to the efforts of Danielle Cavell, Christine Garland, David Hamilton, Vivienne Johns, Lisa Meredith, Cherise Palmer and Camille Murphy, who said: “It was heart-warming to see how people responded to the decorations and we had a lot of fun making everything and putting them up.

“We are pleased that our efforts will add a touch of sparkle to this part of the hospital for the children and families who have to spend time here.”

Each year Birmingham Children’s Hospital invites local businesses and other organisations to transform its wards and departments into a seasonal wonderland.

Lilli Taviner, Corporate Partnerships Associate at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, said: “Thank you to everyone who got involved in this year’s ward decorating challenge and helped to spread some Christmas cheer around the hospital.  

“This truly makes a huge difference to all our patients and their families. With over 50 areas of Birmingham Children’s Hospital now decorated – thanks to volunteers from 42 different companies – the hospital is Frozen and festive, and this would not be possible without all their support.”

The West Brom is a long-standing supporter of the hospital thanks to money raised annually through its Red Balloon affinity savings account.  

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