Earlier this month, to kick start our Chinese New Year celebrations on site, the Halewood Inclusion Council and R.E.A.C.H committee ran a special Red Envelope Appeal for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, and our kind-hearted employees donated a total of £636!
The custom of handing out red envelopes during Chinese New Year is a way of sending good luck wishes and Chinese people regard the colour red as a symbol of happiness and good fortune.
Alder Hey Children’s Hospital cares for over 330,000 children, young people and their families every year and is one of the biggest and busiest children’s hospitals in Europe.
Huijie Ma, who is the Co-Chair for the Halewood Inclusion Council and REACH committee member, said: “I’m extremely honoured to see so many of our colleagues welcome a different culture, joining in the celebration of Chinese New Year and contributing to our Red Envelope Appeal.
“The money donated by employees demonstrates to me how generous and inclusive our people are, and I am truly grateful, and heart warmed by these acts of kindness. “
Huijie added: “Alder Hey does so much for children and families in Merseyside and many of our employees are parents and will have used its incredible services, which is why we selected it as our chosen charity for the appeal.
“We are so lucky to have it on our doorstop and this is our way of saying thank you for supporting children and families in our local communities and beyond.”