Princesses and superheroes help save £4,000 Louisa Cary fish tank
26 April 2017
Torbay Hospital and Louisa Cary Ward fundraising group are celebrating after £4,406 has been raised for the replacement of their 17 year-old fish tank. The money was raised at the ward’s recent princess and superhero themed party, as well as online through Facebook, and thanks to a generous donation of £2,000 by Torbay Hospital League of Friends.
Earlier this month, the ward held a special princess and superhero themed party at St. Martins Hall in Barton to help raise funds for Louisa Cary Ward’s many improvement projects, including replacing the much-loved 17 year-old fish tank, which helps make so many visiting children smile. The party included games, prizes, surprise guests, and face painting*.
Jane Edwards, Ward Clerk Supervisor on Louisa Cary Ward, says: “On behalf of Louisa Cary Ward and our patients, I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone for their generous donations and to those who came to our party.
“Our fish tank is a clinical necessity, as it helps to distract young children feeling distressed and unwell. When children enter the ward, they are often anxious and unsure of their surroundings. When they spot the popular personalities living in the tank such as ‘Crabby Ali’ and ‘Francesca’ the kissing fish, children’s nerves are eased and they relax.
“The cost for a new tank is £3,930, so the extra money raised will be used to improve the therapeutic rooms used by children and young people, as well as providing additional resources to support the clinical work.”
You can donate online, directly on the ward or at Aquatics South West in Hele, who maintain the tank and are helping to fundraise. For more updates on Louisa Cary’s fundraising efforts, visit their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/louisacaryfundraising.
* Surprise guests: Riviera Mascots & Bounce Torbay and Party Like a Princess Torbay. Face painting by Cute-ickle Designs