Bright sparks Apollo donate TV to local hospital charity

Maxine Davies (left) and Becky O’Dwyer from the CCU at City Hospital, holding the donated TV

Maxine Davies (left) and Becky O’Dwyer from the CCU at City Hospital, holding the donated TV

A Handsworth electrical store will be helping to relax worried relatives by donating a TV to the Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals (SWBH) Charity.

All it took was one email from the head of fundraising at the SWBH Charity and Steve Lloyd, manager of Apollo Birmingham, didn’t hesitate in offering a brand new TV and wall bracket.

The TV will now be installed in the relatives’ room at the Critical Care Unit at Birmingham’s City Hospital. Many of the patients on the unit are in a serious condition and fighting for their lives, and the TV will help friends and family through what can be a very stressful time.

Carly Jones, Head of Fundraising for the SWBH Charity said: “We’re so grateful for this generous donation from Apollo.

“Our relatives’ room on the Critical Care Unit gives families some respite and the TV can often provide a short ‘escape’. To have been donated a brand new TV is such a huge help to the ward and to the visiting relatives who use that room. We can’t thank Apollo enough.”

The SWBH Charity funds additional facilities to enhance the experience of patients and their families across the SWBH Trust area. If you’d like to support the work of the charity, get in touch with the fundraising team on 0121 507 5196 or email swbh.fundraising@nhs.net.