business owner with a flair for figures has pledged to spend the next year
raising funds for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity’s Dr Ted
August 2019 marks the first anniversary for Jamie
Baggaley’s Waverley-based financial consultancy firm, J & J Commercial
Finance, and to celebrate the milestone Jamie will be teaming up with Dr Ted for
a year of fundraising.
Jamie, 34, was inspired to support the charity’s
children’s appeal after his son Jacob was cared for on the Special Care Baby
Unit at Rotherham Hospital.
Jamie said: “As any new business owner will know, the
first year can be rewarding but tough. So to celebrate my business reaching that
first important milestone I wanted to do something which celebrated a charity
which is close to my family’s heart.
“Jacob is now a healthy and happy two-and-a-half year old
but he spent the first few weeks of his life on the Special Care Baby Unit
after he suffered a chest infection and jaundice. It was a really worrying time
for my wife Gemma and I but for two weeks we were able to stay in one of family
rooms on SCBU. It meant the world to us to be there together and helped us to
bond as a family.
“I couldn’t think of a better way of celebrating a year
in business than fundraising for the charity’s Dr Ted children’s appeal. I’m
sure it will be a fun way of uniting the clients and partners I work with in
Rotherham. A lot of great things go on in our town and I’d like to showcase
that with our fundraising.”
will kick start his year of fundraising with a networking breakfast event at
the Mercure Hotel in Sheffield on Tuesday 8 October. Tickets for the event cost
£15, which includes a donation to Dr Ted.
The Dr Ted children’s appeal raises money to fund
everything from toys to specialist medical equipment and resources to help
ensure the youngest patients cared for by The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust have
the best experience of being in hospital as possible.
The appeal has raised £81,882.03 since it was set up in
April 2012 with funding helping to provide:
and sensory toys for the Children’s Ward, Children's Outpatients and the
Urgent and Emergency Care Centre
Dr Ted mascot outfit
artwork for the Special Care Baby Unit and Children’s Outpatients
child friendly wheelchairs
magician to entertain a magician on the Children’s Ward
child-friendly quiet saw to help remove plaster casts from broken bones
sleep apnoea monitors for new-borns on the Special Care Baby Unit
Barry Mellor, Chair of the Charitable Funds Committee,
said: “We are so proud to have amazing fundraisers like Jamie who nominate us
as their charity of the year. Jamie’s experience of staying in the family rooms
on SCBU, which were funded by the charity and corporate sponsors like Fortem,
is a poignant reminder about the impact donations can have on our hospital
the money raised by Jamie will help us to make a real difference to the
patients we care for in the community and at Rotherham Hospital and I’m sure
they will inspire others to fundraise for the charity in future. We’re looking
forward to working with him in the coming year.”
For more information
about the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity please contact Suzanne
Rutter on 01709 426821 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.