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Accounting and business advisory firm HURST have raised an amazing £12,250 for MedEquip4Kids through adopting us as their Charity of the Year in 2018.

The money raised helped to fund an upgrade to the children’s emergency department at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport, including colourful new seating to brighten the waiting area and new equipment to diagnose and assess patients’ conditions.

HURST’s donation has also funded additional resources for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), including reference books for parents, picture books for children, stress toys and games and diagnostic kits.

MedEquip4Kids Chief Executive Ghazala Baig said: “We are so grateful to the team at HURST for their enthusiastic fundraising. They were a pleasure to work with and the commitment they show for supporting local charities is inspiring.”

Among the activities undertaken by HURST staff were the Three Peaks Challenge, a ‘dress up as a kid’ day, cake sales, car washing and valeting, and the firm’s annual corporate football tournament.

HURST chief executive Tim Potter said: “Knowing that the money we’ve raised helps to improve the level of care which children receive locally is really fantastic. We’re so grateful to everyone who has helped us raise this phenomenal amount.”

Pictured: Evelyn Glarvey of MedEquip4Kids, front left, with HURST staff Mimi Weir-Bennett, Chris Kinsey, Katie Waud, Lucy McCormick and Paige Pinkerton, and MedEquip4Kids mascot Pip.

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“The new outdoor area will boost mood and morale, creating social opportunities in a safe space free from medical interventions and providing distraction from pain and illness. It offers play opportunities for siblings too, helping to normalise the hospital environment and bridge the gap between home and hospital.”

Gillian Heer
Starlight Children’s Unit Manager
Wythenshawe Hospital

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