Appeal raises £800 for sick children

Victoria Paulson age 4 (patient), Kai McCutcheon age 10 (patient), Stacey Slattery (Play Specialist)

Victoria Paulson age 4 (patient), Kai McCutcheon age 10 (patient), Stacey Slattery (Play Specialist), Sharron Pedder (Support Worker), Jo Lewis (Sister), Alfie Dormer age 3 (patient), Zoe Day (The White Wardrobe) and Nicola Prebble (The White Wardrobe) - Credit: Archant

An appeal to raise money for a new playroom for sick children to enjoy has received an £800 boost.

Nicola Prebble, owner of The White Wardrobe bridal shop in Hitchin, has presented a large cheque to the East and North Herts Hospitals’ Charity after holding a family fun day in aid of the Magic of Play Appeal.

The appeal aims to raise money for a new playroom at Lister Hospital in Stevenage.

The family fun day, held at The Sailor Boy pub in Hitchin in July, included a bouncy castle, face painting, a cake stall, nail art and an auction.

Nicola said: “We were over the moon we managed to raise £800 for the Magic of Play Appeal. Although it was hard work, it was a very rewarding experience and we are so pleased to help such a great local cause.”

Zoe Doherty, fundraiser for the East and North Herts Hospitals’ Charity, said: “Nicola and her team worked incredibly hard to make this event such a success and £800 is an amazing achievement.

“Having a new playroom will make such a difference to the children the Lister hospital treats and we are really grateful to everyone who helped to raise this donation.”