Cantonese restaurant Henry Wong of Harborne has named the Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s Fisher House as its chosen charity for 2016.
Fisher House cares for injured military personnel and their immediate families and is based at the QE, which is the receiving hospital for all the UK’s military patients who are injured or fall ill anywhere around the world during active service.
Help from businesses such as Henry Wong is integral to the running of Fisher House, which solely relies on funds from charitable donations.
Mike Hammond, chief executive of QEHB Charity, which runs Fisher House, said: “We are extremely grateful to everyone at Henry Wong of Harborne for choosing to support Fisher House.
“It costs the charity £250,000 a year to run the facility and we rely entirely on the generous support of individuals and companies to raise this. More fundraising means we can offer more free accommodation and support to more military patients and their families. We very much look forward to working with Henry Wong of Harborne in 2016.”
Henry Wong owner Parm Rai, who has a long history in supporting Birmingham-based charities said: “First and foremost I wanted to support a charity local to the restaurant in Harborne.
“Mike Hammond regularly visits Henry Wong and has, on occasion, brought along some of his patients to dine with us, as part of their reintegration to society.
“I, like many, feel indebted to these military personnel who have literally laid their lives on the line for our us, so I could think of no worthier charity to support in 2016”.
Henry Wong of Harborne will be organising a calendar of events both on and off-site that will raise awareness and funds for Fisher House.