BRICK 2015 supporting the fantastic childrens charity Fairy Bricks
LEGO® fans Mohammed Ghouri (8) and Abigail Curwen (11) were delighted to receive a huge donation of LEGO® on behalf of Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
The Birmingham youngsters who are both patients on Ward 7 (a general medical ward), were presented with £2,500 worth of LEGO® from Fairy Bricks, which will be shared out to children of all ages across the hospital to entertain them during their treatment.
Fairy Bricks, a charity set up to give LEGO® to children in hospitals all over the UK, dropped off 125 LEGO® sets to the city centre hospital – funded by the generous donations from visitors to BRICK 2015, the UK’s biggest LEGO® show, held at Birmingham’s NEC. Members of the charity also surprised staff and patients with a Lego replica model of the hospital.
Sue Davies, Play Lead at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, said: “We are overwhelmed with this year’s LEGO® donation and cannot thank Fairy Bricks enough. This will bring hours upon hours of fun playtime for our children and young people. Play is very important for all children while at hospital and is such a key part in their overall treatment and recovery.”
The LEGO® model of the hospital, measuring 51cm by 38cm was constructed in just two days using almost 3,000 LEGO® parts.
Kev Gascoigne, Chief Fairy at Fairy Bricks, said: “As soon as we knew we would be part of BRICK 2015 at the NEC it was clear that with our policy of linking local fundraising to local hospitals, a long overdue visit to Birmingham Children’s Hospital needed to happen.
“We cannot thank the people of Birmingham enough for their support. Without their generosity at the event this donation wouldn’t have been possible. The reception given to us by the staff, parents and children at the hospital was phenomenal and I’ve no doubt this won’t be our last visit!”
Visit the Fairy Bricks stand at BRICK 2015, 11-13 Dec at London’s ExCeL.