A family fun day at Westfield shopping centre in White City raised money for Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital last week
Imperial College Healthcare Charity arranged face painting, balloon modelling and a prince and princess competition to entertain kids and generate £200 for the hospital’s birth centre rennovations.
In total £500,000 is being raised via the charity’s Birth Centre Appeal to create a new birthing room with a third birthing pool, refurbish the existing antenatal and postnatal patient areas.
Community fundraising team manager, Laura Watts, said: “We love getting out into the community and this was a great chance to tell everyone about our Birth Centre Appeal.
“It was great to see so many families enjoying themselves and it was clear the children loved taking part in all the activities.”
The birth centre at Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea has not had any major refurbishment since opening in April 2001 and the environment is now below the standards set by many other birth centres across the UK. Meanwhile demand for its facilities soared from 700 to over 900 births in the last year.
For more information on the appeal or Imperial College Healthcare Charity email: firstname.lastname@example.org.