Civil and structural engineering firm, Sutcliffe, to host annual charity ball

Civil and structural engineering firm, Sutcliffe, will host its annual charity ball at the Titanic Hotel’s Rum Warehouse on 19 April, with the aim of raising money for the Neonatal Unit at Liverpool Women’s Hospital Charity and the Delirium and Dementia team at Liverpool University Hospitals Charity. 

Sutcliffe’s goal is to better last year’s total of £50,000 by raising over £60,000, half of which will help the Liverpool Women’s Hospital purchase a new incubator for the neonatal unit, while the other half will help fund a designated area for dementia patients to give them a break from the hospital ward and enjoy specialist activities to support their care and recovery at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.  

One of the main reasons why the Liverpool-based civil and structural engineering firm chose to support the Liverpool Women’s Hospital Charity was because of its very own structural engineer, Louise Collier and her son, James. 

Born at just 25 weeks, James spent the earlier months of his life receiving lifesaving care from the nurses and doctors in the NICU ward. In an incredible turn of events, Louise was also one of the driving forces behind the creation of the new neonatal extension at the hospital, working on the project for a number of months before going on to use the very facilities she had designed.  

Sutcliffe also prides itself on its illustrious reputation in the healthcare industry, having worked on projects across the North West including the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool Women’s Hospital, a new state of the art mental health facility at Mossley Hill Hospital, The Christie Hospital, Countess of Chester Hospital, Stepping Hill Hospital, Leigh Infirmary and many more, such as Arrowe Park Hospital, Liverpool Tropical School of Medicine, and the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital. The list goes on. 

Austin Wilkinson Demolition and EES Contracts are both headline sponsors of the evening, with further sponsors being Butterworth Spengler, Titanic Hotel, Fox Information Technology, The Momentum Group, Tilbury Douglas and Seddon Construction. 

Sean Keyes, CEO, Sutcliffe, said, “The NHS is the envy of the world; the jewel in the country’s crown; it’s our nation’s proudest achievement, and my relationship with the NHS runs deep. With the aim of raising money for two incredible charities that do great work in the city, our charity ball is Sutcliffe’s way of saying thank you and giving back to an organisation that has helped millions of lives over the years. I hope that those attending on the night, as well as those reading this will be able to dig deep and help us better last year’s total and reach our target of £60,000. If we can, then families across the region will continue to receive the quality care they deserve.”

Jennifer Deeney, Head of Neonatal Nursing and Liverpool Neonatal Partnerships at Liverpool Women’s Hospital, said, “Through the Liverpool Women’s Hospitality Charity, every penny raised contributes to vital advancements and helping to provide quality care for the thousands of people who use the hospital. Every donation to the Sutcliffe Charity Ball, no matter how big or small, will make a tangible difference in improving the lives of women and their newborn babies who need extra care. By purchasing a new incubator, we can continue to save lives and enhance the standard of care provided for premature babies. 

David Melia, Director of Nursing at Liverpool University Hospital, said, “Over the past 10 years, national policy has consistently recognised the need for improvements in dementia care, with a particular focus on ensuring people have access to specialist care. Thanks to the money raised by the Sutcliffe Charity Ball, we would fund a designated area for dementia patients to give them a break from the hospital ward and enjoy specialist activities to support their care and recovery at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, helping us to ensure high quality, tailored care based on individual need, providing personable support for those living with dementia.

For more information about Sutcliffe’s charity ball and to donate, visit the Just Giving page for Liverpool Women’s Hospital Charity and Liverpool University Hospital’s Charity

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