DZG’s Big Bandage Challenge

Don’t be alarmed if you see many of our Keepers in slings and bandages tomorrow – it’s all for a good cause!

Several staff will be joining Birmingham Children’s Hospital’s Big Bandage campaign tomorrow to raise funds for its £1million Magnolia House Appeal.

Magnolia House will be a brand new building within the hospital’s gardens that will provide a peaceful haven and give families time to be together before they feel ready to face the world again. 

The fund-raiser is particularly poignant for DZG’s Construction Supervisor Carlo Diponio, pictured above, whose nine-year-old son, Leonardo, is receiving treatment for leukaemia at the hospital.

Leonardo was diagnosed in August 2013 and as a thank you to doctors and nurses for their excellent care of his son, the determined dad has vowed to do all he can to raise cash for the hospital. His total so far has topped a staggering £7,000.

Carlo, who is supervising repair work to DZG’s Modernist Tecton buildings, said “We all pull together at DZG for worthwhile causes and lots of the staff have said they will get bandaged up and donate money to the appeal. We’ll also have collection buckets on site if visitors want to get involved.

“We are immensely lucky to have such a world class hospital on our doorstep. We took part in the Big Bandage last year and thought it was something we could do again.”

The Big Bandage is your chance to show your support for Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Join us and wear a bandage with pride on Friday 10 July at school, at work or when you are out and about.

The Big Bandage – Protecting, Supporting, Healing