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Charity event helps raise over £23k for Wrexham Maelor Children’s Unit

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Tuesday, Mar 20th, 2018.

Generous donations from guests and sponsors helped to raise over £23,000 at a charity ball held to raise money for the Children’s Unit in the Wrexham Maelor Hospital.

Over 240 guests including families, health care staff and local businesses helped to make the event a huge success, taking part in games and auctions with donated prizes.

Held at Carden Park in Cheshire, the event also saw local communities and hospital visitors support the even, with a grand raffle in the run up to the ball.

Local communities and hospital visitors also supported the event with a grand raffle in the run up to the ball which was held at Carden Park, Cheshire.

The money raised through Awyr Las, the North Wales NHS charity, will allow the Wrexham Children’s unit, which has been featured on the BBC One Wales hit show, ‘Children’s Ward’ to purchase valuable medical equipment as well as other items to make hospital stays more enjoyable and less stressful for children and young people admitted.

Cameras are currently rolling in the Wrexham Maelor for Children’s Ward Season Two, which will air in the Autumn.

Children’s Unit Manager Becky Morris said the event had exceeded all the staff’s expectations.

“We are overwhelmed by the generosity of people who have donated such an astonishing amount of money,” continued Becky.

“It’s such a privilege to see how much this unit means to so many people in the local community and how willing people are to help.

“The money raised will enable us to do so much more to make a huge difference to enhance patients’ experience for children and their families who are being cared for within the unit.”

Principal event sponsor, SP Energy Networks added: “We were honoured to support such a worthy cause as principal sponsor of the Wrexham Children’s Unit charity ball this year.

“SP Energy Networks is committed to supporting communities in North Wales through an extensive programme of local sponsorships and community engagement programmes.

“We would like to congratulate the Children’s Unit charity team for putting on a fantastic event to help raise such an outstanding amount of money for children and their families being treated on the Children’s Unit.”

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