New Ticketing Partnership
Sheffield City Trust & The Children’s Hospital
Sheffield City Trust have launched a new ticketing partnership with The Children’s Hospital Charity, offering an optional donation alongside ticket purchases to support Sheffield Children’s Hospital where it is needed most which is currently to build a helipad at the hospital, and helping Sheffield City Trust invest and engage with hard-to-reach communities.
The ticket fundraising initiative led by Sheffield City Trust is a voluntary £1, £3, or £5 contribution attached to all tickets sold across Utilita Arena Sheffield and Sheffield City Hall via online purchases, with half of any donation made going towards Children’s Hospital Charity and the other half going to Sheffield City Trust to fund work in the local community through their outreach programmes. These programmes specifically focus on getting people more active, looking at new ways to engage with key groups in the community and supporting the physical and mental health and wellbeing of the people of Sheffield.
Sheffield Children’s cares for thousands of children and young people from across the world, and with the support of Sheffield City Trust and generous event goers, the new partnership will go towards helping to raise the £6m needed to build a helipad on the roof of the hospital.
Currently air ambulances arriving at Sheffield Children’s land in Weston Park and patients are then stretchered across the busy A57 to the Emergency Department.
Having a helipad on the roof of the hospital would save vital minutes when every second counts to get children the urgent care they need from the specialist teams at Sheffield Children’s. Previous fundraising efforts for Thea Children’s Hospital Charity have included an award-winning Christmas light display, which lit up popular landmarks with snowflakes across Sheffield, including a display at Sheffield City Hall, raising over £1m throughout the years it has been running, thanks to the support of schools, individuals, community groups, and businesses.
The initiative is projected to generate significant funding for vital projects across Sheffield, helping to achieve Sheffield City Trust’s ambition of improving the health and wellbeing of our communities.
Sophie Coburn, Corporate Partnerships Officer at The Children’s Hospital Charity said:
“The Children’s Hospital Charity is proud to be an official partner of Sheffield City Trust, the Health and Wellbeing Charity, striving to support the physical and emotional wellbeing of Sheffielders.
“The Children’s Hospital Charity is a specialist children’s hospital, providing the best possible care for children all over Yorkshire, the UK and beyond. At the Charity we support the hospital by creating new facilities and building an environment with children in mind. By supporting The Children’s Hospital Charity and Sheffield City Trust, you can help to make Sheffield Children’s and our community even better.
“Thank you so much to Sheffield City Trust for partnering with us in this amazing scheme, your support will help change lives at Sheffield Children’s Hospital for generations to come.”
Dom Stokes, Head of Live Events and Venues for Sheffield City Trust said:
“I believe this new fundraising initiative will be a game changer for both charities. Sheffield City Trust is delighted to be supporting The Children’s Hospital Charity; an amazing forward-thinking organisation and team based right here in Sheffield. We are united in the mission to helping children become and then more importantly stay happy and healthy!
“Contributions upward of £1 can be made by customers booking tickets to an event at either Utilita Arena Sheffield or City Hall. Every donation makes a massive difference, and we are very proud to be working in partnership with Children’s Hospital Charity to achieve their fundraising goals to improve facilities and build a much-needed helipad at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.”