Sleepeezee is donating £18,000 to The Children’s Hospital Charity, with the money going towards transforming the Cancer and Leukaemia Ward at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
The Jessica mattress, named after Sleepeezee’s brand ambassador, Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, was launched in 2019, and for every mattress sold a donation is made towards her chosen charity - The Children’s Hospital Charity.
Jessica has been a patron of The Children’s Hospital Charity in Sheffield since April 2006, and regularly visits the wards with her Olympic medals to see the children. The charity raises money to fund specialist medical equipment, new facilities, and enhancements to the hospital’s environment.
Jessica says: “I feel proud and lucky to say I am a patron of The Children’s Hospital Charity, and I have been for a number of years now. Whether I’ve been to the hospital with my own children or to visit the children staying on the wards I am always blown away by the incredible staff and the amazing facilities.
"I’ve been working with Sleepeezee throughout 2019 and I’m so grateful that they have been making a donation for every Jessica mattress sold. It’s fantastic that this money will help to transform the Cancer and Leukaemia Ward. It’s an incredible place, changing the lives of so many children in Sheffield and around the country.”
Tchad Western, corporate partnerships manager at the charity, says: “The money donated by Sleepeezee will help with our current appeal to transform the Cancer and Leukaemia Ward. We need to raise £2.75m in total, and this donation will make a huge difference in helping us achieve our dream. The staff on the ward are amazing and we want to match the facilities to the incredible care children receive. On behalf of everyone at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, a big thank you to Sleepeezee and our patron Jessica Ennis-Hill.”
Howard Wilson, joint MD at Sleepeezee, adds: “We are proud to be able to support our ambassador’s chosen charity, and it's great to see how this money will directly benefit The Children’s Hospital Charity. As a business we are committed to giving back, and support many charities and good causes, both locally and on a national level. We look forward to continuing to raise funds from the Jessica mattress in the coming months.”
As well as The Children’s Hospital Charity, Sleepeezee supports local and national charities including the British Heart Foundation, McMillan Charities, Ellenor Hospice, Crisis and the Battersea Cats and Dogs Trust.
Pictured: Jessica Ennis-Hill meeting staff at Sheffield's The Children's Hospital Charity