The capital and charitable officer for Pennine Acute Hospitals Charity has pledged to climb Kilimanjaro for charity in a bid to raise money for North Manchester General Hospital’s Children’s Unit.
Misba Khan, who has worked for the Trust for more than 11 years, intends to reach the summit of the dormant volcano on Christmas Eve and has just set up a JustGiving page to allow people to donate to the cause. Thus far, she has had 12 donations and reached £498 of her £4,698 target.
Any money that she succeeds in raising will be used to buy portable sensory equipment for the patients at the trust. The technology enables children who are unable to make their way to sensory rooms access to the same kind of equipment. If, for example, someone is immobile in bed, they can still enjoy the same resources that others in the hospital can through the use of portable equipment.
“This sensory studio would be a tremendous asset to the Children’s Unit as many children with long term life limiting conditions are admitted to the unit for treatment throughout the year. This equipment will not only relax them during their admission but would make their stay in hospital amore memorable experience,” divisional nurse director of women and children Yvonne Tunstall said.
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