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Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

£21,000 donation for children’s ward

29 January 2016

Daisychain donation 2016

Riverbank children’s ward at Worcestershire Royal Hospital is set to benefit from a £21,000 donation provided by the Daisychain Benevolent Fund Trust. 

The generous donation was raised by Daisychain Benevolent Fund Trust through their local charity shops and also at events organised by the charity throughout 2015, including a Christmas tree festival.

Staff on the ward are going to spend the money on  specialist monitoring equipment for children and young people needing high dependency care. This will help the team to keep a close eye on children and young people who require higher levels of care.

This is the second donation Daisychain Benevolent Fund Trust has made to the Worcester children’s ward, following a donation of over £10,000 in 2014. The team used that contribution to buy new fans and a stock of ‘buddy beds’ that allow parents to stay overnight with their children. Fundraisers at the charity hope to build on their success with plans to raise more money throughout 2016.

The Daisychain Benevolent Fund Trust runs charity shops around the West Midlands, with profits being shared between partners at six local children’s wards and the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Greg Rowe, chairman of the Daisychain Benevolent Fund Trust said: “We’re really proud to support the children’s services here at Worcestershire Royal, and so pleased with the new facilities planned.

“I would like to thank everyone that donated clothing and goods to our shops and also the volunteers and fundraising staff for their enormous effort in making this all happen.”

Matron Dana Picken said “We are so grateful that the team at Daisychain thought of us again. This donation is very generous and will enable us to buy extra equipment that will make a real difference to the experience of children and families on our ward. Thank you to Greg and Daisychain!”

For more information about Daisychain Benevolent Fund please visit www.daisychainbenevolentfund.co.uk

Page last updated: 29 January 2016