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CrossCountry Trains donate to local children’s hospital

Staff at the head office of Birmingham-based CrossCountry Trains have donated nearly £1,300 to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

The donation goes towards the Hospital’s Heart Appeal and will help pay for a £2 million hybrid cardiac operating theatre.

During the first six months of 2011, a total of exactly £1,290.37 has been raised by CrossCountry’s staff through a regular ‘Dress Down Friday’ fundraiser.

Each person donates £1 to wear their everyday, casual clothes.

Birmingham Children’s Hospital was selected to receive the money after the charity won 42% of the votes in a staff poll.

Says David Watkin, CrossCountry’s Commercial Director, “We have made a pledge to support a range of different charities throughout this year and we were delighted to see that Birmingham Children’s Hospital is close to the hearts of our staff.

“The team at the Hospital do an amazing job, day in, day out and we hope that our donation will help take the Hospital that little bit closer to the Heart Appeal’s £2 million target.

“I was lucky enough to receive a behind-the-scenes tour of the Hospital and could see for myself what an amazing effort goes in to helping the children and their families. The attention to detail throughout the Hospital is first class.”

Birmingham Children’s Hospital has an internationally renowned Cardiac Unit which sees over 10,000 children every year.

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