Fundraising for the Lord Mayor’s Charity Appeal has been given a major boost after a generous profit share pledge by a Leeds company.
Telecoms firm AQL’s company Integrated Digital Healthcare (IDH) has vowed to permanently donate two per cent of the profits from a new electronic product it has created for the NHS.
The unprecedented commitment is expected to raise ‘significant sums’ of money for the Leeds Children’s Hospital Appeal - the chosen charity of this year’s Lord Mayor, Coun David Congreve. Dr Adam Beaumont, CEO and founder of AQL said: “I am proud of the board of IDH who agreed the contribution to Lord’s Mayor charity and help the Leeds Children’s Hospital Appeal.
“The pledge is a permanent commitment – its significance will grow as IDH grows and the board are keen to ensure that this becomes a significant sum.”
IDH’s product - the ‘HAPI Portal’ - will identify children, young people and families who require support around health issues and was created by IDH director Kath Lancaster, who has worked in nursing for over 35 years. Adam Hildreth, IDH board member, said: “IDH is all about helping families get the support they need for their critical health issues so it absolutely makes sense that our local children’s hospital benefits from more funding as we grow.”
Coun Congreve said: “It is a really brilliant gesture by Adam Beaumont and his co-directors. This generous donation will be used to support a variety of improvements and purchase of new equipment at the hospital, which does such an amazing job day in, day out looking after our young people.”
The Leeds Children’s Hospital provides one of the most comprehensive ranges of specialist children’s hospital services in the country and is a regional centre, caring for youngsters from birth to the age of 16 living across Yorkshire and beyond.
Rachel Brooke, fundraising co-ordinator for the Leeds Children’s Hospital Appeal, said: “This is a fantastic pledge which will enable us to support the Leeds Children’s Hospital in improving the hospital environment for the children and families as well as providing the latest high spec equipment enabling the hospital to remain at the forefront of paediatric care.”
The Lord Mayor’s Appeal raises money for the hospital until the end of April. To donate by text, send ‘LMCA01’ followed by £ and the amount to 70070.