18 January 2018
Infineum colleagues showed how much they care about children in difficult situations when they responded magnificently to a Christmas gift appeal organised on behalf of Oxford Children’s hospital.
Around 200 gifts were donated by colleagues, located at the Milton Hill site in the UK which is close to the hospital, in response to an appeal jointly organised by Infineum’s Communication department and community outreach team called SMILE.
Colleagues took time and effort to buy gifts suitable for children ranging from new born babies to teenagers, and the presents donated ranged from rattles and baby toys through to board games and toiletries.
SMILE agreed to match the value of the gifts up to £300, and this extra donation has gone towards a new development at the hospital to create accommodation for families so they can stay close to their children while they are in hospital.
Communication Manager Helen Clear who led the initiative said: “I was thrilled by the response here in Milton Hill which will make a huge difference to the children and their families. I was so impressed by the generosity of our colleagues.”
Damon Boughen, Community fundraising manager at Oxford Children’s Hospital, said:
We really appreciate the effort and generosity of Infineum colleagues who have donated so many presents; the children will be so happy.
Oxford Children’s Hospital offers a range of facilities and equipment that were beyond the ability of the NHS to fund alone, such as cutting edge medical equipment, parent beds and sitting rooms, play areas, sensory rooms and classrooms. The hospital treats many thousands of children from across Oxfordshire and beyond.