In April we arranged one of our largest Box4Kids events to date thanks to our continued partnership with luxury hospitality provider Amplify. Thirty children were invited from hospitals all over Midlands and given the chance to watch Disney on Ice from the exclusive VIP area at the Genting Arena.
The children and their guest enjoyed a tremendous mix of old and new Disney favourites from the best seats in the arena – an extraordinary experience, particularly for the children admitted to hospital or who are receiving palliative care. The medical conditions the children suffer from include leukaemia, cystic fibrosis, brain tumours, arthritis, chronic interstitial pneumonitis and Langerhans cell histiocytosis.
Sixteen year old Camilla has two malignant brain tumours as well as cancer of the spine. She is under 24-hour care at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and was discharged only to watch the show. Camilla said “Being out of the hospital for a family night out was amazing. Everything about the evening… the magical show, the atmosphere and the VIP seats… it was great”.
Amplify has supported the Trust since 2015 with boxes at the Barclaycard Arena and the VIP area at the Genting Arena. Last year we got a chance to invite 100 ill children, their parents and nurses from Birmingham Children’s Hospital to the Genting Arena to watch S Club 7 ‘Bring It All Back’ tour, which you can read all about here.
If you have an executive box which you would like to donate for the benefit of seriously ill children in your area we would love to hear from you.