Snowflake display returns to Sheffield Children’sPosted by: Richard Abbey
A highlight of the region’s festive calendar, Sheffield Children’s Hospital’s much-loved sparkling snowflake display is returning to spread joy this Christmas - but they need your support.
Each snowflake is sponsored by a business, school, group or individual. In return for pledging funds to help Sheffield Children’s, each sponsor sees their snowflake sparkle with an attached name tag recognising their contribution for all to see.
They can be found on three sites at Sheffield Children’s, including the Western Bank site, the Becton Centre for Children and Young People and the Ryegate Children’s Centre.
The Children’s Hospital Charity are appealing once again to the local community to get involved, having had fundraising hit hard due to the coronavirus pandemic.
This year’s display will support Sheffield Children’s where it is needed most, including by redeveloping the hospital’s Cancer and Leukaemia ward.
The ward provides treatment for cancer and blood disorders in children from babies through to 19-year-olds in South Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire. It also sees patients from across the UK for chemotherapy, operations, and bone marrow transplants.
Under the plans, single patient bedrooms with en-suite facilities would be created, giving the opportunity for more patients to make the place their own and increase the space for a parent to sleep alongside them.
First established in 2004, the initiative has since raised over £1million for the world-renowned local hospital. Many of the snowflakes have been handmade by local volunteers and each have been forged in Sheffield steel, a tribute to the city’s industrial heritage.
Sponsorship starts at just £500 with the fundraising due by March 2021. To find out more, email email@example.com or click here.