On 9th November Kym Carvell and Jamie Cochrane of PBC Business Recovery and Insolvency travelled up to Ronald McDonald House at Alder Hey in Liverpool to present Denise Byrne from the charity with a cheque for £3,303.48. The money was raised on their sponsored walk earlier in the year from London to Northampton along with various other events which were run by PBC to support their chosen charity.
The Ronald McDonald House at Alder Hey Hospital accommodates families with sick children being treated at the hospital free of charge. The home costs on average £600,000 a year to run but normally only receives donations of £450,000 a year and there is no other support towards the costs of the home. Therefore, the amount raised by PBC equates to keeping the whole home open for 2 days.
Kym’s baby grand-daughter Billie-Marie was born 10 weeks premature with a number of health issues last year and the home provided somewhere for her parents to stay close by at this difficult time. Billie-Marie has unfortunately had to return to hospitals on a couple of further occasions and once again the home were there to support her parents.
The visit coincided with Billie-Marie attending the hospital for some routine appointments the results of which were extremely positive! Everyone was also surprised to learn that a leaf on the tree of life at the House is now sponsored by PBC and has a plaque with Billie-Marie’s name on.
PBC will be running further fundraising efforts in 2018, so watch this space for details.