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Popular nightclub helps donate more than £4,800 to hospital children’s unit

Bournemouth nightlife hotspot Cameo has helped raise more than £4,800 to the children’s unit.

The funds have been used to purchase new medical equipment including the unit’s first vein finder and three new oxygen saturation monitors.

The grant came from Echo Trust charity, an organisation that is part of the Deltic Group, which owns Cameo, and provides funds for medical equipment for children and young adult charities.

Customers were asked to donate spare change at Deltic Group bars and clubs at events over bank holidays, Christmas and Easter as part of Echo Trust’s ‘Give a Quid for a Kid’ fundraising campaign. The collections at Cameo contributed to a total of £4,812.

A vein finder utilises vein visualisation technology to make taking blood samples from children quicker and less traumatic, while also increasing the success rate of retrieving a sample.

Karen Fernley, Alison Green, Jack Tidd, Holly Barnes

Karen Fernley, matron child health, Alison Green, sister children’s unit, Jack Tidd, and Holly Barnes, play specialist, with an oxygen saturation monitor

An oxygen saturation monitor uses infrared light to check oxygen saturation levels in the blood of children who have respiratory problems. The additional monitors will allow children to be assessed more quickly - helping to improve their outcomes and getting a quick plan of care in place for them.

Sara Fripp, corporate fundraiser for Poole Hospital Charity, said: “Providing new and effective medical equipment for our wards and departments is something we are very proud of.

“This show of generosity is fantastic and will greatly benefit the children on the ward.”

Karen Fernley, Jack Tidd

Karen Fernely and Jack Tidd

Jack Tidd, Cameo general manager, chose to support the ward and contacted the hospital to see what specific pieces of medical equipment were required.

“I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone that donated,” said Jack

“We’re always keen to help support one of our local hospitals for extremely worthy causes like this one.

“I hope the equipment further improves the already fantastic treatment that the children’s unit provides.”

Alison Green, Karen Fernley, Jack Tidd, Sara Fripp, Holly Barnes

Alison Green, Karen Fernley, Jack Tidd, Sara Fripp and Holly Barnes with the cheque

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