Children attending Bassetlaw Hospital benefit from generous donation

A Worksop company has presented a cheque in the sum of over £5,000 to the Children’s Ward at Bassetlaw Hospital.

The National Fluid Power Centre raised the money following an industry exhibition and open day event in February.  National and International exhibitors from across the UK and Europe were asked to supply raffle prizes with the money being donated to a local charity.

John Savage, National Fluid Power Centre Director, said: “We are delighted to present this cheque to our local hospital to benefit children who attend for treatment.  Thank you very much to the exhibitors who all contributed very generous raffle prizes.  Everyone involved on the day was extremely happy to support the plan for Bassetlaw Hospital to be the benefactors.  We plan to hold another industry exhibition next year and once more look forward to supporting Bassetlaw Hospital.”

The National Fluid Power Centre opened its doors in Worksop in 2000 and is the UKs leading centre for specialist training in hydraulics, pneumatics and applied electronics and provides training for those involved in the maintenance and management of integrated fluid power systems.

Cath Burke, Ward Manager, said: “Thank you so much to the National Fluid Power Centre for this fantastic donation which will be put to really good use to benefit the children who attend the hospital.  The money will be used to purchase toys for both the children’s ward and also the children’s waiting room in our Emergency Department.  Toys help the children as they provide a distraction often during difficult times.”

The Trust recently launched its very own charity, called ‘Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals Charity’ (DBTH Charity), in a bid to make it even easier for local people to support the Trust. If you would like to get involved in fundraising for our hospitals, or would like to know more about support and sponsorship please contact the Communications Team on Tel: 01302 366666 ext 644244, email: DBTH.Charity@nhs.net  or head to www.dbth.nhs.uk/charity.