The ECHO’s charity fund, Liverpool Unites , has donated £50,000 towards the new Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.
Kind-hearted readers and five corporate sponsors including Frank Rogers have dug deep and helped us towards our ambitious target of raising £500,000 for the play areas of Alder Hey in the Park, which is set to open in 2015.
Now readers have the chance to double their donation to our children’s charity fund through the Big Give Christmas Challenge.
The Echo is urging readers to make the difference for sick kids by logging on www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/biggiveunites and making a donation.
Liverpool Unites aims to raise £40,000 in total from the contest. We would like to say a huge thank you to our corporate pledgers – Taskers, PlumbNation, Weightmans, DWF and Frank Rogers Building Building Contractors – for promising to donate £10,000 between them to form a matched funding pot.
The Echo has urged the public to dig deep and together raise £20,000 in donations. Then a further fund of up to £10,000 could be secured for Liverpool Unites from the Big Give’s “charity champion” supporting health-related charities in the challenge, which is Candis Club.
Liverpool Unites fundraising manager Claudia Tanner said:
“We are extremely grateful for the generosity of our five Big Give pledgers and to Candis Club. Donations are matched on a first come, first served basis and your online donation will be matched as long as there are matched funds still available. That’s why we need your donation at or close to 10am each day.”
Louise Barrett, from Alder Hey Children’s Charity, said:
“We are incredibly grateful to Echo readers for their contributions. Please donate to the ‘Big Give’ and help make their experience in the new Alder Hey as positive as possible.”