Last Saturday, the 7th of May 2016, Hilton Smythe proudly sponsored Charlotte Jennings’ 14th birthday party in aid of The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. Most of our readers will remember us sponsoring a similar event last year which helped raise more than £10,000 for Ward 84 at the hospital.
Above: Staff from Hilton Smythe with Charlotte
Fundraising for The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital has always been a key part of our corporate responsibility at Hilton Smythe and our staff have helped raise over £20,000 through various fundraising events.
Charlotte Jennings is a patient at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital who has battled a very rare form of Acute Myeloid Leukaemia. Since her diagnosis Charlotte has made it her challenge to raise money for the Bone Marrow Transplant unit and Ward 84, the children’s cancer unit raising tens of thousands of pounds.
Above: Charlotte with her family at the event
Charlotte is now free of the cancer and speaking earlier this year to the M.E.N she said “When I was there I couldn’t even leave the ward which was awful. I want to make it more homely because the children who are in there are in there for such a long time. I just want to be able to put something back.” Charlotte, from Cheadle, was diagnosed with a rare form of Acute Myeloid Leukaemia when she was just 11 years old and spent a total of seven months in the cancer ward at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.
Check out her Facebook page here to follow her journey: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Charlottes-Challenge/670659406316579?fref=nfRoyal%20Manchester
We also ran a photo competition on the night so all guests could upload their photos to our Facebook page to be in the chance of winning a £40 Next voucher. The winner was Sarah Kay Dibben for her photo of Amelia supporting Charlotte’s Challenge:
Head over to our Facebook and Marzena Gonet Photography, who kindly gave up their evening, to see some more photos of the event. Click here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1707994689462760.1073741836.1671371683125061&type=3
To donate to Charlotte’s Challenge visit her Justgiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/charlotte-jennings1/
Or text BOBC84 +£[ANY] to 70070.