Having a ball and raising £7,600

The magic of Disney came to life to raise £7,672.25 for vital new equipment to help youngsters visiting the Children’s A&E at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Junior Sister Laura Shepherd and Lisa Taylor, a Health Care Assistant, put on the glamorous night to buy sensory equipment to help youngsters with autism and special needs.

A total of 168 people enjoyed dancing the night away at The Knight’s Hill Barn, in King’s Lynn, on February 18.

Guests were greeted on the evening by Disney princesses before tucking into a tasty three-course meal and dancing to the Phase One Roadshow. Entertainment on the night was provided by a drag artist and burlesque show.

Ball

The artistic nurses, who spent hours creating Disney themed decorations for the event, are thrilled to have raised so much money.

Miss Shepherd said: “It was a spectacular night and we hope that everyone who came along enjoyed the ball as much as we did.

“We are thrilled to have raised £7,500 and would like to thank everyone who contributed for their support and generosity, particularly the Knight’s Hill and DSD Printers.

“We would like to extend a big thank you to Nationwide and King’s Lynn Regis BNI for their donations.”

The pair are now hoping to buy a sensory panel for the ceiling to entertain youngsters along with a host of other equipment.

Mrs Taylor said the money is going to make a big difference to young patients.

She said: “Coming into hospital is a scary experience for any child but it can be even worse for a child with special educational needs.

“Thanks to the generosity of businesses and individuals in West Norfolk, we will now be able to buy sensory equipment which will make the experience easier.”

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Pictured are: Emergency Nurse Consultant Suzie Robinson Southey, Laura Shepherd, Lisa Taylor and Interim Chief Operating Officer Karen Croker

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