A donation from Hisense helped a recent charity event at the Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport raise £3110 for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kidney Unit.
The donation of a Hisense H50M3300 television was organised through a long-standing contact of the Hisense UK team, Jeff Baker, Head of Business Development at Connect Services, an electronics spares and services business in the UK, with the TV being auctioned off on the night to help raise funds for this fantastic cause.
In 2016, Jeff suffered from kidney failure and was admitted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. After successful treatment, Jeff wanted to do something to show his gratitude and thanks to the hard-working staff on the hospital’s kidney unit. He set-up this charity event with the aim of helping raise funds and awareness of the department’s dedication and efforts.
Almost 400 people attended the event raising money for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity, meaning that the amount raised on the evening will directly help the kidney unit to continue their vital work.
Speaking at the event, Howard Grindrod, joint managing director of Hisense UK, said: “We were delighted to be able to help Jeff and support this event. The generous actions of everybody in attendance on the evening meant that a fantastic amount of money was raised for a brilliant cause and we’re happy that we could play some small part in helping Jeff show his thanks to the brilliant staff and facilities at the kidney unit of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.
“We must also say a special thank you to Gail Wyldes, the Director of Midlands Ultrasound, who placed the winning bid!”
For more information on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity or to find out how you can help this fantastic cause, visit https://www.qehb.org/