Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital have named a local Mum as charity champion for her recent efforts in fundraising for the Haemophilia Unit based at the hospital.
Ruby Edwards, Mum to 10 year old Noah Edwards – who lives with life-threatening blood conditions called Platelet Function Disorders – has raised over £2,000 since 2013. With the support of local individuals and businesses, Ruby and Funny Blood – the cause she founded in 2009 to help Noah and children like him – continue to give back to the hospital who saved her son’s life.
Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital is a leading UK specialist paediatric centre, offering expert care to 90,000 children and young people from across the country every year. The Hospital celebrate the men, women and children whom support their fundraising efforts on a regular basis, naming as charity champions.
The many ideas and initiatives from local supporters – including the award-winning enterprises from local students at the University of Worcester – have helped Ruby raise awareness of the rare blood conditions that her son, and others, suffer from. Through Funny Blood, the team have not only raised awareness but also fundraised for the Haemophilia Unit at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and signposted information about Platelet Function Disorders over the last 9 years.
Celebrating a decade of Funny Blood next year, Ruby aims to raise even more money to help Noah and other children who live life with rare bleeding conditions.
“I am so grateful to everyone at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and the support from the team on the Haemophilia Unit. This is my way of giving something back to the hospital that continues to help my son.”
Serena Daw, Public Fundraising Manager at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital Charity, added:
“We’re so thankful to Ruby for her on-going support for our charity and for raising an amazing £2,400 for us over the last four years. The money she has raised will go directly to the Haemophilia Unit.”
“We’re so glad to hear that Noah is doing well and we wish him, Ruby and their family all of the best for the future.”
For more information on Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity visit www.bch.org.uk, email [email protected] or call 0121 333 8506. If you’d like to learn more about Funny Blood, head to www.funnyblood.co.uk.