One year on from being auctioned to raise money, The Treehouse children’s unit at Stepping Hill Hospital has been able to benefit from funds raised.
The donation was possible thanks to the support of local businesses who sponsored the 2019 Giant Leap Frog Art Trail, organised by the town centre’s Business Improvement District company, Totally Stockport. All funds generated from the auction enabled Totally Stockport to donate all the proceeds to the children’s Treehouse ward at Stepping Hill Hospital.
All 19 frogs were auctioned at an event at LSH Auto’s Stockport Mercedes Autohaus in October 2019, raising over £30,000 for the unit, thanks to the the huge generosity of the businesses and the people of Stockport. The live auction was conducted by Simon Charles Auctioneers.
Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, necessary restrictions meant that the team at Totally Stockport have been unable to see how the Treehouse teams were planning to spend the monies. But Totally Stockport’s BID manager, Paul Taylor, managed to catch up with The Treehouse’s Deputy Matron, Claire Gibson to find out how the funds raised by the 2019 Giant Leap Frog Art Trail have helped the unit.
19 amphibians were unleashed in Stockport town centre earlier this year to create a huge frog trail celebrating Stockport’s own giant leap forward in securing a £1 billion investment to transform the town centre.