An inspirational group of colleagues have been awarded this week’s Charity Champion title after raising over £11,000 for Birmingham Women’s Hospital Charity.

Bromsgrove based AFH Wealth Management decided to support Birmingham Women’s Hospital Charity as its 2018 Charity of the Year after the sister of two of its employees sadly passed away. AFH’s charity committee put forward Birmingham Women’s Hospital Charity on behalf of their colleagues, Lucy and Emily, after their sister, Amy, tragically lost her life aged just 32.

Amy worked at Birmingham Women’s Hospital for 13 years as a nursery nurse on the Transitional Care and Neonatal Unit. Jenny Read, Charity Co-ordinater at the financial services company, said: “Birmingham Women’s Hospital is an institution close to many of our hearts and a fantastic local charity for us to support. Not only because of the loss of Amy, but also because many of our staff have had children and grandchildren born there. It’s a special place. “As a team we’ve really enjoyed fundraising this year and everyone has truly gone above and beyond over the past 12 months, not missing a single opportunity to get involved. Whether a raffle, bake sale, sweepstakes, football match to the Great Birmingham 10k and even Snowdon, the team has taken on every single challenge to add to the grand total.” Read more about how AFH Wealth Management have fundraised for us.

Serena Daw, Public Fundraising Manager at Birmingham Women’s Hospital Charity, said: “We are so incredibly thankful to AFH Wealth Management for choosing us as their Charity of the Year and raising such a phenomenal total for our women, babies and families. “The £11,000 they have donated will go on to help the 50,000 patients we see every year. Whether it’s a new mum who is given a cup of hot tea and some toast after a 10-hour labour, a baby on intensive care who requires the support of a ‘positional tool’ to mimic how they would be in the womb or a family spending their 10th night on neonatal and grateful for a care package from the charity to help them try and get a good night’s sleep.”