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Thanks so much to everyone who came along to the MedEquip4Kids Quays Duck Race at Salford Quays on Good Friday to watch our bright yellow ducks take to the water once more! Despite a rainy start, the day turned out to be a great success and raised much-needed funds for children in hospital.

Highlights of the day included the corporate duck race for the big ducks sponsored and decorated by local businesses. The winner was the lovely “Beakyonce”, sponsored by Orega, who sailed past the others to claim first place.

The community duck race took place shortly afterwards with hundreds of ducklings taking part. The winning duck belonged to Casey Corbett, age 7, who took home the prize of a brand-new tablet. Thanks in particular to the fire brigade who were on hand again to give our ducks a starting boost along the quays.

Congratulations also to Mya Cunliffe, age 4, from Wardley CE Primary School, who won the duck colouring competition and had her beautiful design featured on one of our ducks.

We’re really grateful to everyone who helped make the Quays Duck Race such a success and to the volunteers who gave up their time to ensure the event ran smoothly, including Martin Glarvey, our compere the day. Looking forward to seeing you  next Easter!

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“The specialist treatment chairs are a new vital resource for the therapy team and nursing staff to be able to safely and comfortably sit extremely complex, dependant, critical care patients out of bed. The chairs allow us to begin the patient’s rehabilitation journey by providing appropriate postural support at the same time as pressure relief to allow the patient to build the muscle strength to hold themselves up against gravity. This allows them to begin to interact with their environment in a more normal way, enabling them to participate in meaningful activities such as meal times and activities of daily living.”

Physiotherapy Team
Critical Care Unit
Royal Preston Hospital

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