Fisher House

Gareth Roberts, Commercial Director at Edgbaston, with Mike Hammond, Chief Executive of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity
 

Mike Hammond, Chief Executive of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity which operates Fisher House, said: “We are thrilled to partner Edgbaston and grateful to the club and its fans for their support.

“Fisher House is funded completely by charitable donations and so working with Edgbaston is a great boost to us as well as the families of wounded troops.

“Families tell us that when they hear their loved one is in hospital their only thought is to get to Birmingham as quickly as possible. They don’t think about where they will stay when they get here. Accommodation at Fisher House is free to families but it costs QEHB Charity £25 per night for a family to stay there.

“Please support our joint fundraising activities and in doing so give military families miles from home one less thing to worry about.”

Fisher House is a ‘home away from home’ for the families of military patients being cared for at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

The purpose-built facility is a short walk from the hospital which is the receiving unit for all wounded British military personnel.

Fisher House provides free accommodation to the families of military patients for as long as they need it.

Building on the Club’s longstanding partnership with the Armed Forces, the home offers 18 en-suite bedrooms, including the Edgbaston Room, and disabled access throughout.

There are also several communal rooms, including a cinema room, as well as a private garden providing a haven for patients to spend time with families, friends and colleagues away from the hospital ward.

To make a donation please visit www.fisherhouseuk.org or contact 0121 371 4852.