Count­down raises cash for the kids

Horowhenua Chronicle - - NEWS -

Count­down su­per­mar­kets in Manawatu¯ and Horowhenua have raised $37,000 for the chil­dren’s ward at Palmer­ston North Hospi­tal.

Redec­o­ra­tion of the Chil­dren’s Ward at Palmer­ston North Hospi­tal will be­come a re­al­ity thanks to the Count­down Kid’s Hospi­tal Ap­peal.

On Wed­nes­day Novem­ber 28 Child Health Lead Clin­i­cal Nurse Spe­cial­ist Rob­bie Lane and Chil­dren’s Ward As­so­ciate Charge Nurse Joshua Puts were pre­sented with a cheque for $37,000 on be­half of the 10 Count­down su­per­mar­kets in the Manawatu¯ /Horowhenua re­gion at Count­down Feild­ing, who col­lected do­na­tions for the ap­peal.

Rob­bie Lane said the money will be used to freshen up the Chil­dren’s Ward, with colour­ful, na­ture-in­spired de­cals and new paint­work. They will also be able to pur­chase some breast­feed­ing equip­ment for the neona­tal unit.

She said the redec­o­ra­tion will make the place a lit­tle less in­tim­i­dat­ing for chil­dren.

“Com­ing in to hospi­tal is scary for kids, so a place that’s bright and colour­ful will make it more invit­ing for some of our small­est pa­tients.”

The cam­paign raised over $1 mil­lion na­tion­wide, all of which goes to­wards chil­dren’s hospi­tals and wards.

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