Thanks to the tremendous efforts of local Sheffield businesses and individuals, Sheffield Children’s Hospital have been able to buy vital pieces of equipment for the hospital.
You may remember the Herd of Sheffield project which took place in Sheffield last summer. The sculpture trail saw dozens of brightly coloured elephants pop up around the city, with an auction taking place at the end of their three month tenure to raise vital funds for the Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
We were extremely proud to have bought the “I Follow A Different Herd” elephant at the auction, and funds raised by our charity Ant Kids were used to bring ElephANT to our Antenna House Offices. Our incredible team ensured that Ant Kids were able to donate £5,200 to the Sheffield Children’s Hospital, with a phenomenal £410,600 being raised overall by local businesses and individuals. You can read more about our amazing fundraising efforts here.
We were pleased to hear that this money has provided a life-saving fluoroscopy suite for the hospital, which has just been unveiled.
David Vernon-Edwards, Director of The Children’s Hospital Charity, who worked with Wild in Art to stage last summer’s elephant sculpture trail, said: “This machine will enable our radiology team to diagnose and treat many more children with a wider range of problems than we are currently able to. Currently, children needing specialist imaging of blood vessels in the brain have to be transferred to adult hospitals, but this new machine will enable us to scan them here at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, in an environment designed for young patients. Thanks to everyone who helped make the Herd of Sheffield such an incredible success for our city and our hospital.”
More on the Herd of Sheffield legacy can be found on the Sheffield Children’s Hospital website.