Louisa Cary children’s ward at Torbay hospital are raising money for a new fish tank.
The current tank, which was built 17 years ago needs replacing and a fundraising page has been set up to help achieve this.
So far, £1,278.00 has been raised towards the new tank which has been quoted at £3930
Louisa Cary Children’s Ward is an acute ward at Torbay Hospital that cares for children aged between 0-18 years, with various medical, surgical and orthopaedic conditions.
A spokesperson for Louisa Cary Fund Raising post online:
“The fish tank is a clinical need on the ward. It’s used as a distraction technique when children are distressed & feeling unwell. When entering the ward children can feel anxious & unsure of the surroundings, but as soon as they spot the tank & our popular personalities such as ‘Crabby Ali’ & ‘Francesca’ the kissing fish their nerves are eased and they relax.
“The tank also helps babies go off to sleep and older patients that may suffer with stress or anxiety. The fish tank is calming and can help with this.
“How you can help us. Whether you’re a kind member of the public or you’ve had a child or family member/friend on Louisa Cary ward and you’ve found our lovely fish tank has helped in any way, please help support us and make an affordable donation either on the ward, Aquatics South West in Hele or our donation page,”
You can donate online here: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/louisacarychildrensward
You can join us on our social media pages, follow us on Facebook or Twitter and keep up to date with whats going on in South Devon. Got a news story, blog or press release that you’d like to share? Contact us