Penny Appeal CEO Ridwana Wallace-Laher Spreads Eid Joy at Birmingham Women’s Hospital




Ridwana Wallace-Laher, the CEO of Penny Appeal, recently visited Birmingham Women’s Hospital to spread Eid cheer by delivering gifts to patients in the hospital’s antenatal, postnatal, and transitional care wards. Birmingham Women’s Hospital, one of only two dedicated women’s hospitals in the country, offers specialised services to over 50,000 women, men, and families annually.


As part of Penny Appeal’s ongoing commitment to supporting communities and spreading happiness, Ridwana Wallace-Laher personally delivered Eid gifts to patients and staff in these critical units. The transitional care ward is dedicated to supporting families with babies who have additional medical needs, including preterm and small babies, and plays a crucial role in helping mothers and babies transition home from the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).


“We are honoured to have had the opportunity to visit Birmingham Women’s Hospital and share the spirit of Eid with patients and staff,” said Ridwana Wallace-Laher, CEO of Penny Appeal. “Our visit to these special units is a testament to our commitment to supporting families during challenging times and bringing joy to those in need. Birmingham Women’s Hospital provides essential healthcare services, and we are grateful for the opportunity to support their efforts.”


Birmingham Women’s Hospital is renowned for its exceptional maternity and neonatal care services, boasting the busiest single-site maternity unit in Britain and delivering over 8,200 babies annually. The hospital also offers a full range of gynecological, fertility, and maternity care, making it a centre of excellence for women’s health in the UK.


“We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Ridwana Wallace-Laher and the team from Penny Appeal for their generous gesture of delivering Eid gifts to our patients and staff,” said Miranda Williams, Head of Public Fundraising at Birmingham Women’s Hospital Charity. “We care for patients from a diverse range of backgrounds and faiths, and it’s important to us to be able to celebrate these special occasions with them in hospital, as they would do if they were at home. Penny Appeal’s support has helped to bring a little bit of joy to our families during their time with us, and we appreciate their dedication to making a positive impact in our community.”


Penny Appeal remains committed to supporting communities and spreading happiness, particularly during significant cultural celebrations such as Eid. Ridwana Wallace-Laher’s visit to Birmingham Women’s Hospital underscores Penny Appeal’s mission to make a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals and families.


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