A MUM has been named as a charity champion for her recent efforts in fundraising for the Haemophilia Unit based at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

Ruby Edwards, Mum to 10 year old Noah Edwards - who lives with life-threatening blood conditions called Platelet Function Disorders - has raised over £2,000 since 2013. With the support of local individuals and businesses, Ruby and Funny Blood - the cause she founded in 2009 to help Noah and children like him – continue to give back to the hospital who saved her son’s life.

Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital is a leading UK specialist paediatric centre, offering expert care to 90,000 children and young people from across the country every year.

The many ideas and initiatives from local supporters – including the award-winning enterprises from local students at the University of Worcester – have helped Ruby raise awareness of the rare blood conditions that her son, and others, suffer from. Through Funny Blood, the team have not only raised awareness but also fundraised for the Haemophilia Unit the hospital.

Ruby, from Pershore said: “I am so grateful to everyone at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and the support from the team on the Haemophilia Unit. This is my way of giving something back to the hospital that continues to help my son.”