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Elearner Twinkl and Sheffield Hospitals Charity launch new design challenge


Elearning platform Twinkl has partnered with Sheffield Hospitals Charity to encourage more people to get involved with supporting the important work the charity does for the city.

Twinkl and Sheffield Hospitals Charity will launch a design challenge in late September to engage children from across Sheffield. The challenge will ask young participants to create a character they think would best represent the Sheffield NHS hospitals, with the winning design becoming the brand-new charity mascot.

Sheffield Hospitals Charity was founded with the mission to improve the treatment of local patients and support NHS staff to deliver the best quality of care in all the Sheffield teaching hospitals.

Supporting the charity helps provide care to thousands of patients each year by funding projects in five key areas – covering patients and family support, improving the hospital environment, funding state-of-the-art specialist medical equipment, supporting the pioneering of research into the cause, prevention and treatment of illnesses to save lives and ensuring staff have access to the latest training, development and emotional support.

The Sheffield Hospitals Charity funds initiatives to supplement the NHS, including projects that improve health, equipment, research, patient & family support, staff well-being and development, and the transformation of hospitals into more welcoming and comfortable spaces.

Tiffany Jackson, Twinkl’s regional engagement coordinator, said: “The charity does outstanding work to support hospitals, staff, patients and families in South Yorkshire and beyond. Raising awareness of this important cause and encouraging children to engage with a local charity is something that Twinkl is thrilled to be a part of.”

Samantha Earnshaw, head of corporate partnership and major donors at Sheffield Hospitals Charity, added: “The creation of the charity’s first ever mascot will help to give Sheffield Hospitals Charity a recognisable identity that people can warm to, young or old. Having the involvement of primary school children across Sheffield and South Yorkshire to design the mascot brings with it a wonderful opportunity.”

Twinkl was founded in 2010 in Sheffield by husband and wife Jonathan and Susie Seaton, with a mission ‘to help those who teach’. The company provides high quality, online learning materials and services, which are all teacher-created and checked. Twinkl offers over 930,000 resources, with new content added daily. This ranges from schemes of work and assessments to augmented reality games and much more.

Twinkl is used and trusted by schools and educators in over 200 countries and regions, including primary and secondary school teachers, nursery workers and parents. It has over 1,400 team members based in its two Sheffield offices and remotely around the globe.


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