Peninsula Group doubles £1 million children’s hospital commitment

16 April 2020 3 min. read
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Manchester-based global employment law consultancy Peninsula has pledged to raise £2 million for Royal Manchester Children's Hospital Charity. The pledge will ultimately see the firm fulfil two-fifths of the charity’s current appeal for a new iMRI scanner.

Established in 1983, The Peninsula Group provides professional services to small businesses across the UK. Initially specialising in consulting on employment law, the company has since expanded to provide services including tax and payroll advice, employee assistance programmes, HR and health and safety training. Through organic growth and acquisitions, Peninsula has also moved beyond the borders of the UK, and now provides this offering to small businesses in Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

In March 2019, the firm announced a new three-year charity partnership with the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity. The hospital treats more than 270,000 patients every year – covering children from all over the North West of England, as well as other parts of the country for highly specialist treatments, and its charity provides resources to make a difficult time easier for children and their families who use the hospital.

Peninsula Group doubles £1 million children’s hospital commitment

Following this commitment, February 2020 saw Peninsula proudly declare it had raised over £200,000 for Royal Manchester Children's Hospital Charity. The news came as part of a target set by Peninsula to raise £1 million for Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity’s iMRI Scanner Appeal. The appeal aims to raise £5 million overall to purchase a new intra-operative MRI (iMRI) scanning suite that will revolutionise brain surgery at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

After its earlier progress, Peninsula has now announced that it will double its initial pledge to the appeal. A release from the firm said that in the light of recent events around Covid-19, which has made the work of the hospital more challenging than ever – as well as impacting on charitable donations – Peninsula will subsequently work to raise £2 million for the charity.

Peter Done, founder and Group Managing Director of Peninsula said, “We speak regularly with the representatives of the Children’s Hospital and know they have been working incredibly hard throughout this period to keep the NHS staff going and keep the children safe. We have now pledged to increase our commitment to £2 million to assist them at this difficult time. Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital is an incredible organisation and needs help more than ever at the moment. We are glad to assist and it is a privilege to do what we can to help.”

Sarah Naismith, Director of Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity, meanwhile commented, “This is incredible news and we are so grateful Peter and the whole Peninsula team felt moved to support us even further. The money will make an amazing difference to the children’s hospital. I’d like to thank everyone involved at Peninsula for such a wonderful pledge.”