The Soldiers’ Charity has donated £10,000 to Fisher House, which stands on the site of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, to sponsor one of the building’s 18 bedrooms for a year. The Soldiers’ Charity has also named the sponsored room the “Wellington Room”.
Fisher House is a ‘home from home’ for military families, providing accommodation free of charge, for any length of time so that families can remain close to their loved ones whilst they undergo treatment at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.
Laura Power from the QEHB Charity said: “The Soldiers’ Charity’s support of Fisher House means so much, both to the charity and to the House’s occupants, which include people still actively serving in the British Army, veterans, and the families of injured and ill military personnel. Generous donations like this one enable us to keep on providing that safe haven for families going through an incredibly stressful ordeal, away from the clinical environment but still within walking distance of the hospital where their loved ones are receiving treatment.”
More than 2,000 people have stayed at Fisher House since it opened in 2013, totalling the equivalent of 11,000 nights of accommodation and saving its beneficiaries an estimated £1,000,000.