Leicester City’s Foxes Foundation Provides Champion Donation to Leicester Hospitals Charity

Leicester City F.C.’s Foxes Foundation provided a generous donation of £37,420 to Leicester Hospitals Charity on Saturday 20 August at half-time in their home match against Arsenal. 

Leicester Hospitals Charity Children’s Appeal were one of the Foxes Foundation’s Chosen Charities for the 2015/16 title- winning Premier League season. 

Through fundraising events, activities and kind donations from the Leicester City Supporters Club and the General Public, not to mention the Club’s sponsors and partners, the Foundation raised an amazing £187,104 last season. 

Debbie Adlerstein, Head of Business Development for Leicester Hospitals Charity, and Dr Johannes Visser, Consultant Paediatric Oncologist, attended the top-of-the-table clash to accept the amazing gift of £37,420 on the pitch at half time. 

Debbie Adlerstein said: “It has been a privilege to be part of the Foxes Foundation again. We are hugely grateful to the Club for their continued support to our hospitals and patients. The Foundation has supported us regularly since its inception, donating significant funds to the Ourspace Appeal (children’s and young people’s cancer unit) and the Leicester Baby Loss Appeal (creating specialist rooms and accommodation for families experiencing difficulty with child birth). Thank you so much for continuing to help us to make a difference to our patients now and in the future.” 

Johannes added: “Every day sick children and their families benefit from facilities that we were able to create through the generosity of the Foxes Foundation and their supporters. This donation will help us to provide state-of-the-art facilities with a ‘home from home’ feel to it, to more patients. We have seen what a difference this has made to the experience of patients and their families, especially those who need to be in hospital for prolonged periods of time. We hope to eventually provide this type of experience to every child and young person in Leicester’s Children’s Hospital.”