Global employment law consultancy, Peninsula Group, today promised to double its £1 million charity pledge to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity, now committing to raise £2 million for the charity.
Peninsula announced its original commitment of £1 million [twelve months ago] but in the light of recent events around Covid-19, which has made the work of the hospital more challenging than ever as well as impacting on charitable donations, Peninsula has decided to double its pledge to £2 million.
Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital treats more than 276,000 patients every year and provides resources to make a difficult time easier for children and their families.
Peter Done, founder and Group Managing Director of Peninsula said, “We speak regularly with the representatives of the Children’s Hospital and know they have been working incredibly hard throughout this period to keep the NHS staff going and keep the children safe.
“We have now pledged to increase our commitment to £2 million to assist them at this difficult time.
“Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital is an incredible organisation and needs help more than ever at the moment. We are glad to assist and it is a privilege to do what we can to help.”
Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital is part of Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. The Trust is one of the largest in the country, with more than 20,000 staff working across nine hospitals and community services across the City of Manchester and Trafford.
Sarah Naismith, Director of Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity, said:
“This is incredible news and we are so grateful Peter and the whole Peninsula team felt moved to support us even further.
“The money will make an amazing difference to the children’s hospital. I’d like to thank everyone involved at Peninsula for such a wonderful pledge.”