Solihull-based technology company, Biosite Systems Ltd, has announced that Ronald McDonald House Charities UK, the independent charity which provides free ‘home away from home’ accommodation to families with sick children in hospitals across the UK, will be its charity partner this year.
Biosite provides technology-enabled solutions for the construction industry that help improve efficiency, safety and compliance on site. The team will primarily be supporting the Birmingham House through a series of fundraising events and volunteering activities, including taking part in the Stratford Triathlon on 3rd May, to help Ronald McDonald House Charities UK continue to provide families with a place to stay.
There are Ronald McDonald Houses across the UK, situated in or near hospital grounds to enable seriously ill children to have their families close by when they are undergoing treatment and to maintain a degree of normal family life. Last year the charity supported more than 6,000 families with children in hospital.
Doug Ferry, Operations Director at Biosite, comments: “We initially became aware of the fantastic work Ronald McDonald House Charities UK does through providing our access control and fire alarm solutions during the construction of one of the Houses. Subsequently, some of our team took part in the Wolf Run series and Inflatable 5k last year to raise money, but we decided this year that we wanted to formalise our efforts to maximise the support we can offer, both in terms of fundraising and volunteering.”
Mike Bryant, Commercial Director at Biosite, adds: “During our recent visit to the Birmingham House, we were inspired and humbled by the phenomenal efforts of everyone working there to provide a ‘home away from home’ environment for families in their time of need. We’re very much looking forward to getting stuck in and volunteering around the House and have a calendar of fundraising activities planned so we can raise as much money as possible.”
Katie West, Corporate Fundraiser at Ronald McDonald House Charities, says: “We’re thrilled to have Biosite on board as a corporate partner and look forward to working closely with the team this year, to raise money for our charity and provide voluntary support to our operational team at the Birmingham House.”
To find out more about Ronald McDonald House Charities UK visit www.rmhc.org.uk.
Biosite technology is currently deployed on more than 650 construction projects, with more than 650,000 workers now live on Biosite’s databases, with in excess of six million biometric transactions captured each month. For further information, visit www.biositesystems.com.