Footprints and Whispers – Birmingham Childrens’ Hospital Charity
Footprints and Whispers is one of the two trading arms of L2D Limited, which is an abbreviation for Love To Donate. It is our stated objective to divert as much money to charity as possible. To this end, Footprints and Whispers has pledged 5% of its margin of every sale to Birmingham Childrens’ Hospital Charity for the hospital’s Eye Department.
Birmingham Childrens’ Hospital (BCH) has been providing outstanding care for children in the Midlands area for 160 years. It is one of a select group of hospitals that is rated “excellent” by the Care Quality Commission. Whilst that is a great accolade it is something of an understatement when you visit the hospital and begin to understand the length and depth of knowledge and expertise therein. It is one of the leading pediatric hospitals in the world.
The overwhelming feeling that one gets as you pass through its doors is is that of happiness, love and great care. Although child patients often suffer indescribable discomfort, the all-enveloping love and care brings great succour.
So why did we choose BCH and the Eye Department in particular? The grandson/nephew of the founders, Ernie, was diagnosed with bilateral retinoblastoma when just a couple of months old. Retinoblastoma is a very aggressive cancer of the eye and left untreated it is fatal. Ernie was treated by the Eye Department at BCH for many years. Now, at almost 14 years of age, he lives a full and normal life and retains 50% vision in just one eye.
During his treatment, the care assistants, nurses, doctors and surgeons were absolutely amazing and we maintain a close relationship with them to this day. It was, as they say, a no-brainer to choose the Eye Department to be the recipient of our contributions.
L2D Limited has sent almost £8m to many charities over a period of eight years (as of March 2021). By buying from Footprints and Whispers you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you have made a meaningful contribution to a very deserving cause.