The event, organised by Moore Stephens, started off with a black tie reception and casino evening at the City Hall, Salisbury for 400 guests. They were then taken to the Odeon Cinema to see “Quantum of Solace”, before its general release, in a red London double decker bus.
The Caring 4 Kids campaign aims to raise £1 million to fund a range of additional equipment and facilities for a new children's unit at Salisbury District Hospital.
Dave Cates, Appeal Director for the Stars Appeal said: “We are incredibly grateful to Moore Stephens for their support with our Caring for Kids campaign. It is great to see local companies getting behind their local hospital.”
Chris Bush, a partner at Moore Stephens (South) LLP said: “Many of our staff and clients at Moore Stephens (South) LLP have young children and we are only too aware that one day they might need the hospital’s care. This is why we are so keen to support this brilliant initiative that will make life better for so many local children in hospital.”
Moore Stephens (South) LLP are planning more fundraising events this year to help the appeal reach its £1million target in 2010. If you would like more information about the Appeal, please contact the Appeal office on 01722 429005, email firstname.lastname@example.org or log onto www.starsappeal.org. ENDS
Notes to Editors
The Stars Appeal raises money to create the best possible experience for the 300,000 people who rely on Salisbury District Hospital. It funds extra care and equipment over and above that provided by the NHS. The Appeal benefits all wards and departments. It also raises money for major projects. In 2007, thanks to the generous support of the local community, the Appeal funded special treatment and diagnostic equipment for premature and critically-ill babies and an advanced keyhole cancer surgery suite.
The Caring 4 Kids Campaign aims to raise £1 million to help fund a new children's unit at Salisbury District Hospital. This will benefit over 6,000 children from across Wiltshire, Dorset and Hampshire each year. The new Unit will cost £4 million in total, with the Caring 4 Kids Campaign covering the cost of extra facilities and equipment. These include ‘home from home’ rooms for children with cancer and cystic fibrosis who regularly spend long periods in hospital; indoor and outdoor play, therapy and assessment areas; multi-sensory equipment for disabled children and dedicated parent’s accommodation where families can stay close to their child.
For further information please contact:
Hannah Paye, Fundraising Co-ordinator, The Stars Appeal, Salisbury District Hospital. Tel: 01722 429005. www.starsappeal.org email@example.com