The children’s ward at Epsom Hospital is set to receive a brand new piece of equipment that will help to care for children who have heart conditions, thanks to a generous donation from Ewell Court Residents’ Association.
Members of the local residents’ association raised a whopping £2,140 for the children’s ward at their annual duck race – an event that sees thousands of brightly coloured plastic ducks fight it out for victory down the Hogsmill River. And after a recent visit to Casey Ward where representatives from the association presented staff with a cheque for the generous amount, the ward team are now ready to buy their valuable piece of kit – an electrocardiogram (ECG) machine.
Karen Kilday said: “On behalf of our staff, patients and their families, I would like to say a huge thank you to the Ewell Court Residents’ Association and all who took part in this year’s duck race – the money you have raised will make a significant difference on our ward and for the children we care for.
“We are incredibly grateful for the ongoing support that the residents’ association provide to us – they have supported us for five years now, helping us to buy four beds so that parents can sleep next to their sick child whilst in hospital. This year, they have done another sterling job, and helped us to purchase a machine that will help to diagnose heart problems in our young patients.”
Ann Haizelden from the residents’ association, said: “We are very proud to play a part in helping to care for sick children and are delighted to have been able to raise so much money for the cause this year. It was an absolute pleasure to visit the ward and present the team with the cheque for the funds raised – seeing first- hand the difference that the duck race funds can have is a wonderful thing.”