A year of fundraising for Dr Ted

August 2019 marks the first anniversary of J & J Commercial Finance and to celebrate I am delighted to announce my support for the company’s first-ever Charity of the Year.

J & J Commercial Finance has teamed up with the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity’s Dr Ted children’s appeal for a year of fundraising.

I was inspired to support the charity’s children’s appeal after my son Jacob was cared for on the Special Care Baby Unit at Rotherham Hospital when he was born.

As any new business owner will know, the first year can be rewarding but tough. So to celebrate my business reaching that first important milestone I wanted to do something which celebrated a charity which is close to my family’s heart.

Jacob is now a healthy and happy two-and-a-half-year-old but he spent the first few weeks of his life on the Special Care Baby Unit after he suffered a chest infection and jaundice. It was a really worrying time for my wife Gemma and I but for two weeks we were able to stay in one of the family rooms on SCBU. It meant the world to us to be there together and helped us to bond as a family.

I couldn’t think of a better way of celebrating a year in business than fundraising for the charity’s Dr Ted children’s appeal. I’m sure it will be a fun way of uniting the clients and partners I work within Rotherham. A lot of great things go on in our town and I’d like to showcase that with our fundraising.

What is the Dr Ted children’s appeal?

The Dr Ted children’s appeal raises money to fund everything from toys to specialist medical equipment and resources to help ensure the youngest patients cared for by The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust have the best experience of being in the hospital as possible.