The Children’s Hospital Charity snowflakes are now bringing festive cheer throughout South Yorkshire by illuminating multiple buildings across the region. GP Surveyors are proud to have been able to help such a great cause, by sponsoring one of the 479 snowflakes.
GP Surveyors chose to support the charity this year because of the amazing work that all the staff undertake. Unfortunately, several of the team have had cause to need this fantastic care this year, with one of the team being a regular visitor. Rebecca Reynard’s son Sidney was born with stage five chronic kidney disease and has required multiple visits to the hospital, always receiving first-rate care and support for the whole family.
Rebecca Reynard, Business Development Manager, GP Surveyors, said:
“We just wanted to give something back to the Children’s Hospital and contribute towards helping others and what better way than to bring a bit of Christmas cheer with a twinkly snowflake!”
The big switch-on took place on Monday 4th December with dozens of beautiful snowflakes lighting up the Sheffield Children’s Hospital. It was a fantastic festive occasion and the rain couldn’t dampen people’s spirits, the brass band made sure of that! Ten-year-old Gracie O’Sullivan had the honour of switching on the snowflakes on behalf of family-run business Supreme Auctions, this year’s switch-on sponsor.
The twinkling snowflakes are also illuminating many other buildings across the region, including the Ryegate Children’s Centre, the Becton Centre for Children and Young People, Sheffield City Hall, St John’s Church, Owlerton Stadium, the Homes-by-Holmes building in Chesterfield, The Centre in Brinsworth and Woodhouse Community Hub and Library. Also supporting the cause this year are Crystal Peaks Shopping Centre and the Alhambra Shopping Centre in Barnsley.
This year’s snowflake appeal has been an immense success, seeing a whopping £377k raised, which will be going towards the building of the new National Centre for Child Health Technology. In total, the snowflake appeal has raised more than £2.5m for Sheffield Children’s Hospital since it first began in 2004.
“We are delighted to have this incredible amount pledged for our snowflake appeal this year. It has become a highlight of the festive season for the city and the money raised will help Sheffield Children’s where it is needed most.
“We are so grateful to every individual, family, business, community group, school, street and suburb that has united behind our fundraising this Christmas. Your support will help change the lives of young patients at Sheffield Children’s for generations to come.”