Christmas came early this week for children at Birmingham Children's Hospital with the donation of cuddly toys by leading premium express carrier City Link.
City Link, the leading UK express carrier who has two depots in Birmingham has donated nearly 100 of its mascot 'Fetch the Dog' to the hospital and plans to donate a further 800 of the cuddly canines to hospitals throughout the UK.
City Link's Sales and Marketing Director Stuart Godman presented the much-appreciated donation to Malcolm Faulkner, Head of Fundraising at the hospital.
Stuart Godman said: “I hope this donation brings some joy to children this Christmas. At City Link we recognise how difficult it can be for children who are in hospital at this time of year. So we want to help by giving away the toy dogs for youngsters to play with and bring a little Christmas cheer.”
It is the first of a number of donations which are planned by City Link over the coming weeks. Stuart Godman continued: “We look forward to handing out many more of these cute dogs to other children nationwide.”
City Link is a caring company, not only to the community, but also to its customers, and works by the ethos of 'service, service, service!'
Over the past year they have supported CHASE, a children's hospice in Guildford, Surrey, which cares for life-limited children and their families throughout Surrey, Sussex, and South-West London.
City Link also donates its collection and delivery services to The Great Daffodil Appeal from Marie Curie Cancer Care, held every March and has once again agreed to help with the Southampton Toy Appeal by collecting donated items for children through the provision of a 'man and a van' for two days over Christmas to collect toys that go to groups working with children and young people in need.
City Link, which celebrates 40 years in business next year, has a network of 100 depots, employs more than 6,500 people, and operates a fleet of 3,500 vehicles. In recent weeks the company has also enjoyed a number of significant contract wins, invested over £2.5 million in an IT system as well as investing heavily in their depot network through a refurbishment programme and the opening of new depots.