The First Ark Group in Knowsley has announced it will be supporting the vital life-saving work of one of the country’s busiest children’s hospitals.
The Group, which includes Knowsley Housing Trust and repairs and maintenance company Vivark, has chosen Alder Hey Children’s Charity in Liverpool as its Charity of the Year 2013.
Over the next 12 months it will be supporting the charity with a range of fundraising activities.
The charity raises funds to support Alder Hey Children’s Hospital's pioneering work and aims to improve the quality of life for patients and, through innovations and research, the quality of life for children across the world.
Helen White, Chair of Knowsley Housing Trust, said: “We are proud to be able to support the amazing work of this world-renowned hospital.
“The hospital has helped so many children and their families over the years including many of our tenants and staff so we understand the amazing work it does. As a parent seeing your child poorly is devastating. The care, treatment and the facilities available for them and their families are so vitally important at such a difficult time.“The First Ark Group strives to make a difference in communities and through this commitment we are supporting a vital facility for local families.”
Alder Hey is one of Europe’s biggest and busiest children’s hospitals providing care for over 270,000 young patients each year. The charity supports its work in many ways, from funding research into medical conditions to buying vital equipment, building a better environment and providing facilities for families.
Clare White, Director of Alder Hey Children’s Charity, said: “I’m delighted that First Ark has chosen Alder Hey Children’s Charity as their charity of the year. It was lovely to meet the team and show them around Alder Hey to see the difference that fundraising can make. We’re looking forward to working together with them to benefit our young patients.”
Pictured is (L) Clare White (Director of Alder Hey) and (R) Helen White (Chair of KHT).