Webster & Horsfall, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of specialist wire, has donated £1,000 to University Hospitals Birmingham Charity which will help the Charity to support its patients and staff this Christmas.
Webster & Horsfall is celebrating its 300th anniversary in 2020 and for the last 300 years the organisation has been at the heart of Birmingham’s manufacturing industry, manufacturing the wire for the first successful Trans-Atlantic Telegraph Cable in 1866!
The company’s Chairman, Charles Horsfall, decided to lend the company’s support to UHB Charity to help support patients across the Queen Elizabeth, Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull Hospitals this Christmas.
Charles said: “Sadly our 300th anniversary year undoubtedly will be remembered for all the wrong reasons. But in this year of tragedy and trauma the NHS has proved a beacon of compassion the like of which makes Great Britain great. I am immensely pleased to represent our company here today and support the fantastic work of the UHB Charity.”
Laura Power, Fundraising Manager at UHB Charity, said: “Our thanks go to Charles and everyone at Webster & Horsfall for their generous sponsorship of £1,000. Each year we rely on donations to bring Christmas to our hospitals by providing hampers for our staff to enjoy on Christmas Day, decorate our hospitals with beautiful trees, and provide toys for children being treated over the festive period.
“This Christmas will be a difficult one for our patients, as they may not be able to receive a visit from their loved ones, and our staff are coping with the second wave of coronavirus patients, as well as the usual winter pressures faced by the NHS.
“We are determined to go ‘over and above’ for our staff and patients this Christmas, brightening up the hospitals spreading some Christmas cheer. This is only possible thanks to the kind donations that we receive and we are proud to have the support of Webster & Horsfall, a company with such a rich heritage in our city, as they celebrate their 300th anniversary.”
You can help to bring Christmas to UHB by making a donation, buying a packet of Christmas cards, or taking part in one of our festive events. Find out how you can get involved here.