Raising Money for the Dolphin Ward at The Bristol Children's Hospital
In July we held a charity raffle to raise funds for the Dolphin Ward, where cardiac and surgical ward patients ranging from new-borns to age 16 are treated. The ward's play centre hasn't been changed in about 20 years, since first moving in to the building, and desperately needs to be updated. This room serves as a play area for the young children, but also a meeting place for the older teenagers to enjoy and offer respite from their more clinical rooms.
There were several prizes on offer, including a days annual leave! It was a successful night and we are all so pleased to have raised £1588 for this wonderful cause!
Our General Manager, Gordon Veale, said:
"Having one of our staff with first-hand experience of the fantastic work undertaken by all the staff at the Bristol Children's Hospital it seemed the natural thing to do to support this very worthy cause."
"Above & Beyond is specifically aimed at supporting the individual wards and as such fully understand the day to day needs and requirements. Our last donation went towards the simple things like crayons, paper and pens etc. which are not supplied by the NHS."
"Carbase has a huge link with the city of Bristol and therefore we see this as the best fit for the monies raised by the various events and challenges we run throughout the year."
"Having visited the wards personally I feel very strongly that this is the best recipient of the monies and we will continue to raise as much as possible, as frequently as possible."
Catherine Harris, corporate partnerships fundraising officer from Above & Beyond said:
"It's great to have been chosen as the Carbase charity of the year and we're really grateful for the effort they're already putting into their fundraising."
"A small event like raffling a day of annual leave can raise a huge amount of money for the children's hospital and the staff on Dolphin Ward will ensure it is spent on exactly what the ward needs. It's only thanks to the support of businesses such as these that we can continue to go above and beyond for Bristol's hospitals."