Player Awards fundraising to help local charities

Player Awards fundraising to help local charities

Last week’s Awards 22 hit fundraising heights for good causes.

Generous supporters at Sunday night’s Awards 22 raised a massive £11,314 for University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) and Birmingham City FC Community Trust, thanks to raffles, auctions, and generous donations.

The fundraising kicked off early in the evening with Club partner Impact donating £1,000 to each organisation, and those in attendance gave kindly to win raffle and auction prizes that included a chance to be in the team photo, VIP sporting trips across the UK and signed merchandise.

Director of Fundraising at UHB, Charlotte Schofield, and Community Director Antony Isherwood joined the MC for evening on stage to discuss how their organisations operate. Charlotte outlined how funds raised at the event would go towards providing “Homes away from home” – a project set up by UHB to provide safe and secure living spaces for families who have relatives receiving long-term care at a Birmingham hospital.

Antony took the opportunity to introduce a number of projects that the Community Trust delivers, including work with our pan-disability teams, coaching degree-level students, and half-term soccer camps.

Ian Dutton, Managing Director at Blues, said: “We want to say a huge thank you to all supporters who bought raffle tickets and bid on auction prizes at Awards 22, and a big thank you to Impact for your generosity. Without our fans’ effort we could not have supported these charities as much as we have.”