Introducing CT's Bear Queen - Supporting The Children's Hospital Charity
We are delighted to announce that CT is supporting Sheffield Children’s Hospital ‘Bears of Sheffield’ to help raise vital funds for the new and improved cancer ward. The children who need this ward often need to stay at the hospital for a long time – sometimes more than a year – so the environment in which they are living makes so much difference.
‘Chief Fun Officer, Tchad Western; ‘We are thrilled that CT is getting involved with the Bears of Sheffield to raise money for the new cancer ward. This ward is home to many children who are isolated during their treatment time. Our goal is to improve the experience for children and their families by keeping them connected to the outside world, maximising the view of Weston Park, and improving the space and storage in their rooms. For many families, home is wherever their child is, and we want to help make an extremely stressful and difficult time more manageable.’
Each year, Sheffield Children's NHS Trust cares for babies, children and young adults with cancer and leukaemia as one of only twenty principle treatment centres in the UK which treat these diseases. Treatments for these illnesses often take long periods of time, with bone marrow transplant and chemotherapy patients staying on the ward six to eight weeks in isolation.
The new ward has significance for families far beyond Sheffield. It is the Principal Treatment Centre for children with cancer and leukaemia from babies through to 19-year-olds within South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and North Derbyshire with patients travelling from as far south as Northampton for treatment.
The Bears of Sheffield Bear Trail will see over 60 bears on the streets and in the parks of Sheffield over the summer months for people to visit and show support for the children’s hospital. CT are proudly sponsoring one of the Sheffield Bears, the Bear Queen. This was created by contemporary artist Laura Aldridge. The sculptural design is based on a celebration of the Bear itself and is adorned with a ceramic floral wreath as a sign of honour to other bears.
Ian Snow, MD of CT; ‘We will be supporting the Bear trail throughout the summer and encouraging people to pledge money to our Bear Queen through charity days in the office, business networking events and social marketing. We hope to raise as much money as possible to help this brilliant cause’.
To donate to our bear, visit charity.ct.co.uk and all proceeds will go towards the development of the Cancer and Leukaemia Ward at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.