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18 February 2015

TROX staff raise funds for hospital unit

Staff at TROX UK have raised more than £700 for the Jenny Lind facility (a hospital within a hospital at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital).

Staff at TROX UK have raised more than £700 for the Jenny Lind facility (a hospital within a hospital at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital).

They were inspired by the story of a brave nine-year-old boy, Charlie Bannister, who has spent his life in and out of hospital.

Tammy Bannister, an employee of the business for nine years, prompted a fundraising effort when she revealed to colleagues how her young son Charlie had received years of care from Norfolk's Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital.

Born with cerebral palsy, Charlie has endured numerous operations and now has splints on his legs to help his mobility.

Employees at TROX UK decided there could be no better recipient for a fundraising effort than the Jenny Lind facility and set about saving all their one and two pence pieces to help purchase vital care equipment.

In just six months, and with an extra boost in the form of a staff raffle, the company raised over £700 - enough to buy several crucial pieces of equipment for neo-natal care.

Tammy Bannister said: 'I never dreamed when I mentioned our experience of the Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital to people at work, that my colleagues would be so motivated to help me raise this amount of money,' said Tammy.

'The response has meant we could buy far more than I would ever have thought.'

In fact, TROX UK staff have been responsible for purchasing two special baby scales for the hospital, an oxygen meter, and a snuggle-wrap.

Those important items have now been presented to the Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital, and will begin playing a role in the care of children like Charlie.

Louise Cook, Fundraising Manager said: “The support from all the team at Trox has been wonderful. We are always so grateful when people support the hospital charity, as money raised will benefit local patients and in this case the support will be put to good use in our unit for poorly and premature babies. Thank you to Tammy and Charliefor inspiring the support.”

TROX UK plans to continue its fundraising efforts by electing a new charity of the year for 2015.

Pictured are Charlie Bannister and mum Tammy, ward matron Jane Bennett and Trox UK director Suzanne Ranson.

 

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