Christmas coffee cup designed by poorly patients
Manchester Children's Hospital Charity (RMCH Charity) recently ran
a competition in conjunction with Brodericks Love Coffee which
asked patients to design a festive Christmas cup. The winning
design will be used in all Brodericks vending machines for the
duration of December.
Patients from across all wards in the children's hospital
enthusiastically got designing the ultimate Christmas scene to
feature on the cups. The only criteria was that the design
was as colourful as possible and featured charity mascot, Humphrey
The Charity received a wide range of designs from snowy scenes
to Humphrey on the wards at Christmas. After careful consideration
the charity sent the shortlisted designs to John Broderick,
Managing Director of Brodericks Love Coffee, and Mike Gardiner,
Director at cup manufacturers F Benders.
The lucky winner who depicted Humphrey visiting patients on Ward
84, the children's cancer ward was patient Charming Seyi-Abiodun
from Gorton in Manchester. The 10 year old chose to draw the mascot
spreading festive cheer and delivering presents to patients.
Charming's design will be featured on all cups in Broderick Love
Coffee's 900 vending machines across the region, reaching as far
south as Stanstead.
The coffee company are encouraging each person who buys one of
their coffees over the festive period to donate £1 to the charity.
The cups feature a bespoke text to donate code making it quick and
easy to support the hospital this Christmas.
Brodericks Love Coffee provide refreshment services for business
and public locations. It is a family firm established 45 years ago
by founder John Broderick and is now run by sons Johnny and Peter.
With a turnover in excess of £14m and employing around 130 people,
the company was known as Manchester Vending Services Ltd., but was
officially rebranded as The Broderick's Group in November 2014.
Joel Oxberry, Corporate Fundraising Manager at Royal Manchester
Children's Hospital Charity, says:
"We are delighted that Brodericks have given our patients the
chance to be involved in such an exciting competition. Drawing and
arts and crafts are encouraged within the hospital as they act as
distractions for patients who are often in hospital for a long
time. We are really looking forward to seeing our Charity's logo on
the cups in every one of Broderick's coffee machines; it really
does help to spread awareness of the hospital across the region and
Johnny Broderick, Managing Director of Broderick's Love Coffee,
'They say that 'charity begins at home' and this Christmas, for
the first time, we're going to use, in all our machines, a
specially commissioned festive cup that focuses on a charity
that's touched a lot of lives locally. Royal Manchester Children's
Hospital is just a short drive from our offices, but it is of
national importance and it's a privilege for everybody at
Broderick's to be associated with it.'
'It genuinely is a Charming design and the design will be
featured on 300,000 cups in Broderick Love Coffee's 1000 hot
beverage machines across the country. I'm sure Charming's design
will galvanise supporters to reach into their pockets or
Royal Manchester Children's Hospital Charity is raising money to
ensure continued excellence in treatment, care and research at the
hospital - improving the lives of thousands of children each year
across the North West and beyond.
The support of the Charity means that the hospital can provide
additional resources that make life easier for patients and their
families who use the hospital.
The charity has three main areas of work:
- to support research projects to improve our understanding of
- to help to create an environment that's more
- to provide state-of-the-art equipment for diagnosis and
For more information about Royal Manchester Children's Hospital
Charity please visit www.rmchcharity.org.uk
For further information
please contact Aimee Lawless 07827 866286 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to Editors
- Royal Manchester Children's Hospital Charity provides resources
to make a difficult time a little bit easier for children and their
families who use Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.
- Royal Manchester Children's Hospital treats over 220,000
patients every year. They come from all over the North West
of England and from other parts of the country for some very
- Royal Manchester Children's Hospital Charity is part of the
Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Charity. Registered charity number 1049274.
- The other hospitals which make up Central Manchester University
Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Charity are: University Dental
Hospital of Manchester Charity, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital
Charity, Manchester Royal Infirmary Charity, Saint Mary's Hospital
Charity, Trafford Hospitals Charity