Firm backs youngster’s hospital fundraising campaign

Catherine Rowan with Shannon Finlan and Jason Rowan.
Catherine Rowan with Shannon Finlan and Jason Rowan.

An Ilkeston-based business helped a 12-year-old girl raise more than £3,000 as a thank-you to the hospital caring for her big sister who is battling a brain condition.

Shannon Finlan (pictured with Catherine and Jason Rowan) organised a charity gig as part of the Big Gig Live campaign, a month of fundraising for Birmingham Children’s Hospital. More than £3,000 was raised, and one of the largest contributions - £500 - was donated by Jason Rowan, of Energy Save, where Shannon’s father, Dean, works.

Jason said: “When I heard about Dean’s step-daughter’s condition and the wonderful support Birmingham Hospital has provided, I wanted to donate.”