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Birmingham Children’s Hospital: Cardiac Theatre Appeal

FFFC and Vision Publications support the Birmingham Children’s Hospital Cardiac Theatre Appeal

Birmingham Children's Hospital presentation

The Trustees of FFFC were pleased to be able to support the appeal made by the Birmingham Children’s Hospital who are renovating their Cardiac Theatre and pioneering new heart treatments for babies and children.

Tom Ball, Chairman of FFFC, went to the hospital to see the machine, which has been sponsored by FFFC and by a separate donation from Vision Publications (FFFC’s fundraisers) for a sum totalling £3,364.

Dr Oliver Stumper demonstrated the piece of equipment (which is a Peripheral Vascular Ultrasound Probe) and which is used to trace and identify tiny and intricate veins and blood vessels in a child. Any malfunctions or imperfections may then be corrected by surgery or other procedures.

Dr Oliver Stumper demonstrates the Peripheral Vascular Ultrasound Probe

Tom said: 'When I viewed the work that this equipment is capable of, I am convinced that the FFFC Trustees have made good use of the generous donations made to us directly and, of course, donations made to us by those businesses who have advertised through the Vision Publication Group’s magazines.

This cardiac facility will help significant numbers of children for years to come.

I also have to say that without the direct donation of £1,907 made to us by Vision Publication Group, outside of their contractual obligations to FFFC, it would not have been possible for us to issue this grant.

We are so grateful to the owners of Vision for their help.

The main aim of FFFC is to aid children’s small charities and groups which often fail to attract financial aid from other sources. In the case of Birmingham Children’s Hospital, however, the Trustees felt that the pioneering techniques made possible by this equipment may be duplicated all over the country as they develop from this new facility, and so very much justifies this particular grant'.

The Hospital is still making appeals to reach their target of £2m which will allow them to complete their Cardiac Theatre Suite.

We at FFFC wish them all the very best in their endeavour. ( )

Noah's Ark Family Project, Cornwall

This group seeks to aid children through interaction with animals.

Noah's Ark staff and child with rabbit Noah's Ark staff and child with ponies

Hopscotch Extratime in Brighton

After school clubs and holiday playschemes for children including those with special needs.

Boy with drums

Hopscotch Nursery in Gilwern

The fund issued this grant to help the nursery provide a covered outdoor space for the children to play in and to renew and repair some dilapidated, old and leaking wooden buildings it uses for storage.

Hopscotch nursery cheque presentation

Catwg After School Club

Catwg After School Club cheque presentation

The Asha Centre

A refuge centre that received a grant from FFFC towards play equipment and IT.

Asha Centre cheque presentation

Jigsaw After School Club

Thank you letter from Jigsaw

Jigsaw After School Club cheque presentation

Grants given in the last quarter

3rd Ringwood Scout Group, Ringwood, Hampshire
Beaumaris Kids Club, Anglesey
CCLASP (Children with Cancer & Leukaemia Advice & Support for Parents), Edinburgh
Clwb Frwqyd Win, Holyhead
Clwb Gofas Betws, Conwy
Clwb Hwlar Ol Ysgol, Anglesey
Clwb Ysgol Esgiefiog, Anglesey
Clwyb Plant Llanercymedd, Anglesey
Cylch Merthrin Bryncethin, Bridgend
Devon Link Up, Honiton
Dumfries Amateur Boxing Club, Dumfries
Jumping Jacks ASHC (After School Holiday Club), Hay-on-Wye
Kid‘Z’Ink, Holyhead
Kids Can Achieve, Pinner, Midlesex
Llamau, Cardiff
Noahs Ark Family Project, Cornwall
Sussex Fun Days, Kingsfold, West Sussex
Toddlers Playgroup Bettws, Newport
Treahmelyn After School Club, Port Talbot

Grants given in the previous 6 months

Airlie Arts and Recreation Community [AARC], Scotland
A-List Support group, Colchester
All Saints Primary Home School Association, Cockermouth, Cumbria
Barnet Lone Parent Centre, London
Birmingham Children's Hospital
Bobath Childrens Therapy Centre, Cardiff
Brynglas Tiddlers Group, Newport
C Saw (North Wales) Ltd
Childrens Hospice Association, Scotland
Clwb Abersoch, Pwllelli
Clwb Ilar, Aberystwyth
Clwb Plant Cynfal, Llan Ffestiniog, Gwynedd
Clwb yr ysgol Abercaseg, Bethesda
Cylch Meitherin Cwm Garw, Bridgend
Cylch Meitherin Pentrebach, Merthyr Tydfil
Cylch Meithrin Y Waun, Gwaun-cae-Gurwen
Cylch Meithrin, Pencoed
Deaf Self Play Scheme, London
Disability Challengers, Guildford
Earlston Scout Group, Scotland
Extratime, Brighton
Flyde District Scout Council, Lancashire
Go Country, Kinlochard
Grove Adventure Playground, London
Hand to Mouth Ministries, Huddersfield
Home Start Bridgewater Area, Somerset
Hopscotch Nursery, Gilwern
Hunstanton Scouts And Guides, Norfolk
Jungle Club, the, (Llani Ltd), Llanidloes
Kidz Aware, Wakefield
Lavender Hill Mob T C, Hunstanton
National Autistic Society, London for Glasgow)
Pembrokeshire Sibling group, Tenby
Pontrydfendigaid After School Club, Pentrhydfendigaid, Ceredigion
Pontypridd Childrens contact centre, Pontypridd
Positive Action on Cancer, Somerset
Richmond Youth Partnership, Twickenham
Rutland House SFP, Nottingham
Saints Club, the, Port Talbot
Sea Cadets (Hartlepool)
Selsey Seals FC, Selsey, Hants
Southwick Neighbourhood Youth Project, Southwick, Sunderland
St Peters Hospice, Bristol
Starlight Childrens Foundation, London
Step Up, Dagenham
Storm Kickboxing Academy, Blaenavon
Suffolk Deaf Association Lowestoft, Suffolk
Temple Hill Community Development Trust, Dartford, Kent
Tonnau Tots, Neath
Vista (Royal Leicester Society for the Blind), Leicester
Warrington Association/Special Children, Warrington

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