Gordons’ £23,000 charity donation provides transport trolley to LGI Neonatal Ward
Tuesday 16th February 2016
The Friends of Alfie Martin, in conjunction with Gordons, has presented a transport trolley and all the associated equipment, including a transport incubator, physiological monitor, suction, humidifiers and ventilator, to the Neonatal Ward at The Leeds General Infirmary (LGI).
The Friends of Alfie Martin were thrilled when Gordons became the charity’s first corporate sponsor, and were staggered when the firm raised over £23,000 within a year. Fiona Martin, founder, said ‘We’ve been overwhelmed with the genuine interest and enthusiasm with which Gordons’ employees and clients have embraced our cause. We hadn’t anticipated such incredible support and the monies raised will now go directly to where they’re needed, so this huge donation really will make a difference and save babies’ lives throughout Yorkshire.’
Gordons raised the money through activities including running marathons, selling baked goods, operating quiz nights, cycling hundreds of miles, tackling assault courses and knitting stuffed animals for sale.
Victoria Davey, partner at Gordons, comments ‘We are extremely proud to support The Friends of Alfie Martin. It is an outstanding charity doing extraordinary work. Knowing that our fundraising efforts have helped purchase a transport trolley which will directly benefit both the neonatal team at LGI and families throughout Yorkshire is very pleasing for all of us at Gordons.”
Through the hard work of the committee past and present, and the generosity of so many kind people, The Friends of Alfie Martin has become the largest single donor to neonatal intensive care across the Yorkshire region.
The charity currently gives more money each year to the Leeds General Infirmary than the NHS – to purchase neonatal intensive care equipment. The support given is predominately to Leeds General Infirmary, as they receive the sickest babies from across the region – approximately 1,700 patients each year – and require the latest equipment to care for them.
For more information please visit www.thefriendsofalfiemartin.com