It’s all fun and games as trade union donates consoles to local hospital

Xbox 360

Xbox 360

Unite the Union have dug deep to donate state-of-the-art games consoles and games to the Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals (SWBH) Charity. The consoles, which will be used on the children’s wards at Sandwell Hospital, will helped to make hospital stays more enjoyable for sick local children.

John McMahon from the local branch of Unite paid a visit to Sandwell Hospital to drop off two Xbox 360s and two Wii Us, as well as controllers and a selection of games.

Carly Jones, Head of Fundraising for the SWBH Charity said: “We’re overwhelmed at the donation Unite have made. They’re big supporters of the paediatrics department at Sandwell Hospital and this is just another example that their generosity knows no bounds. To be able to provide the young people on our wards with access to some of the latest consoles and games is fantastic and I don’t doubt the consoles will go on being used to the full in 2014!”

The SWBH Charity funds additional facilities to enhance the experience of patients and their families across the SWBH Trust area. They’re currently fundraising to make the outdoor play area at Sandwell an exciting and stimulating space for children of all ages. You can find out more about supporting the campaign by contacting the fundraising team on 0121 507 5196 or emailing