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Presentation of fans to Bluefin ward

Cool times on Bluefin Ward

Friday August 1, 2014

A new breeze is cooling children in Worthing Hospital after a businessman donated specialist fans worth £1000 to the paediatrics’ ward.

Andy Sparsis, of the Proto Restaurant Group, visited Bluefin Ward on Thursday (July 31) to present five Dyson Desk Fans to staff and patients.

Ward Manager, Rebecca Holcroft, said: “Children often come in with a very high temperature and they just want to feel cool, so to have the fans here for them will make such a difference.”

The recent hot weather has proved especially challenging for the children on the wards, which prompted Mr Sparsis to take action.

The restaurateur, who owns The Fish Factory and The Food Restaurant in Worthing, is a Patron of the Love Your Hospital charity, which supports Southlands, Worthing and St Richard’s hospitals.

He added: “We’ve got some of the best hospitals in the world, not just in the UK, and I think local business has a big role to play in supporting those facilities.

“We can work in partnership to support the children, patients and the great staff the hospitals have.”

Love Your Hospital fundraiser Nicola Godwin joined staff and patients from Bluefin Ward in thanking Mr Sparsis for his generosity.

She said: “It is just fantastic, thank you. We welcome local companies supporting us, and we can work together to help our hospitals and each other.”

Nicola also thanked four other businesses, including Luv Carpets, LR Collections Ltd and Business Pulse, which sponsored new fans for children on Howard Ward at St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester.

Love Your Hospitals is always keen to hear from new sponsors. For more information contact Nicola by email; Nicola.godwin@wsht.nhs.uk; call 07825256293; or visit www.loveyourhospital.org.

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