SALISBURY Hospital’s Stars Appeal was boosted by nearly £20,000 after a fundraiser in the city.
Last month’s Late Summer Soirée, at Arundells, in Cathedral Close, was attended by more than 150 guests who were joined by frontline staff from the hospital, who act as ambassadors for the charity, and members of the fundraising committee.
During the event, guests were welcomed by Stars Appeal President, the Earl of Pembroke.
Florence Burgess, 13, and David Kunzer spoke about their treatment at the hospital and how Stars Appeal-funded projects have made a difference to them.
And Stars Appeal Ambassadors Dr Tracey Parker and Dr Rowena Staples gave a presentation about the impact of the charity’s work and the projects currently being fundraised for.
Chair of the Stars Appeal’s Fundraising Committee, Stephen Oxley, said: “This was the first event of its kind for us and we are delighted with the evening and the generosity shown towards our Hospital Charity.
“I would like to thank all those who contributed towards making the evening such a success and especially those that sponsored the costs and made donations and pledges on the evening.”
The money raised will go towards funding a variety of Stars Appeal’s projects, including a £142,000 additional echocardiogram machine for the Cardiac Investigation Unit and 20 specialist cots for newborn babies on the Labour and Postnatal wards, costing £38,000.
For more on the projects log on to https://starsappeal.org/what-were-fundraising-for.