The event has been organised by Wilton House in aid of the Salisbury District Hospital Stars Appeal Caring for Kids campaign of which Lord Pembroke is President.
The Caring 4 Kids campaign aims to raise £1million to make life better for thousands of local children in Hospital by funding a range of extra facilities, including parent’s accommodation and special home-from-home rooms, within a new children’s unit due to open at the Hospital in late 2010. To date over £600,000 has been raised.
Event Organiser Jane Stevens-Smith said: “The grounds of the house lend themselves so brilliantly to activities such as this. The Egg Hunt will be great fun and will hopefully raise lots of extra funds for Lord Pembroke’s charity.”
Egg hunters can join the fun at anytime between 11am and 4pm. Entry costs £3.50 and includes entrance to the beautiful Wilton House grounds, as well as the chance to participate in the egg hunt. All participants will be rewarded with a bag of delicious eggs, kindly donated by the Salisbury Chocolate Bar & Patisserie. For more information and to register in advance visit www.wiltonhouse.com 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:
Dave Cates, Stars Appeal, Salisbury District Hospital. Tel: 01722 429005. www.starsappeal.org firstname.lastname@example.org