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Bluewater raises money for hospital children's ward

PUBLISHED: 07:00 02 July 2018 | UPDATED: 12:12 02 July 2018

The team at Bluewater presented the hospital with a cheque for £12,500. Picture: Bluewater

The team at Bluewater presented the hospital with a cheque for £12,500. Picture: Bluewater

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A cheque for £12,500 has been presented to Darent Valley Hospital for the Lollipop Fund, which goes towards the hospital's children's ward.

The cheque came from Bluewater Shopping Centre, and was presented by Bluewater’s head of marketing David Wilkinson.

Guests taking part in Bluewater’s Dinosaur Trail raised the sum with thousands of families enjoying the trail since the start of April.

The money raised will go towards providing care for seriously ill children on the Willow Ward at the nearby hospital in Darenth Wood Road, Dartford.

Mr Wilkinson said: “We’re thrilled to be able to help our neighbours, Darent Valley Hospital, with this donation, and are delighted that it will be put to such good use to support local children and their families.”

Sally George, head of fundraising and voluntary services at the hospital, said: “The money will be used to purchase specialist pain relief equipment and apparatus to assess lung function, and diagnose breathing difficulties in children.

“The remaining funds will be used to help decorate the children’s playroom on the ward.”

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