DARING healthcare staff abseiled off the Devil’s Gorge to refurbish and design a room on a children’s ward.
Doctors, nurses and parents from Glan Clwyd’s Hospital Children’s Ward have abseiled off the Devil's Gorge at Loggerheads Country Park, raising almost £2,000 which will be used to refurbish a room on the ward which is being specifically designed for children with Cystic Fibrosis.
Staff nurse Elen Moseley was inspired to organise the sponsored abseil after patients and their parents told her that a particular room was not as welcoming as other areas of the ward which have previously benefited from charitable group Awyr Las (Blue Sky).
Elen said: “Through this event and others we want to raise enough money to decorate the room and provide new furniture along with educational toys and games. We can make the room much brighter through simple structural changes, for example through installing a set of patio doors onto the play yard.”
Berni Bryce, who has two children with Cystic Fibrosis aged nine and 14 said: “As parents we think it’s wonderful that staff on the ward and others want to raise money for a special room for children like ours who regularly receive care in Glan Clwyd Hospital.
“The proposed changes to the room will certainly make stays for treatment that bit easier to cope with. Due to their condition, our children are not always allowed into the playroom, so for them to have a specially equipped, brighter and friendlier space will make a big difference to their stay in hospital.”
Toni Lloyd took part in the abseil to give something back for the care given to her daughter Bonnie.
She said: “When children spend a long time in hospital they miss home, so having a comfortable room really can make all the difference.”
If you would like to show your support for the children with Cystic Fibrosis who regularly receive care in Glan Clwyd Hospital, log on to www.justgiving.com/Elen-Moseley, or contact Patrick at Awyr Las on 01248 384395 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.