The Connection supports University Hospitals Birmingham Charity ( UHB)

Luke Burton, the artist behind The Connection project, has a vision that the project will connect people of all ages and backgrounds, starting here in Birmingham and spreading out across the globe. The project is all about hope and supporting local charities with their vital community work.

 University Hospitals Birmingham Charity (UHB Charity) is proud to be the official charity for four local hospitals namely the Queen Elizabeth Hospitals Birmingham Charity, Heartlands Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and Solihull Hospital. We exist to support patients, their families and staff across our four hospitals sites by providing those added extras which cannot be funded by the NHS. This includes state of the art equipment not normally found in NHS hospitals, additional facilities, cutting edge research and patient comforts which make a big difference to a patients’ stay in hospital.

 “We are incredibly grateful to modern sculptor Luke Burton and his team for choosing UHB Charity as a local charity beneficiary for the eagerly anticipated installation and unveiling of ‘The Connection’” says Fundraiser and Communications Manager Laura Power. “I think I can speak for everyone when I say we have so missed events like this over the past 18 months during the pandemic and we are thrilled that the installation will enable UHB Charity to continue to support our NHS Superheroes and our patients and families during this time.”

  The public can support their local Birmingham Hospitals as they sponsor a ‘brick’, which will be personalised with their name or special chosen message. The first installation will be at Broadway Plaza in Birmingham. To take part, visit To find out more about the university Hospitals Birmingham Charity  please visit their website,