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Wheeling out a ‘cart’ donation

A SOLIHULL car manufacturer has given a new lease of life to Solihull Hospital’s art cart service after a generous £1,000 donation.

A SOLIHULL car manufacturer has given a new lease of life to Solihull Hospital’s art cart service after a generous £1,000 donation.

A cheque was presented to hospital volunteers who run the art cart, which offers alternative relief and entertainment by supplying arts and crafts for patients on the wards. Land Rover UK donated the funds after receiving voluntary pay deductions from employees.

Janet Pratt, arts co-ordinator, said: “The cart service is very popular amongst patients of all ages as they get to enjoy something different whilst in hospital. The art cart means patients can enjoy activities such as knitting, embroidery, puzzles and colouring and the donation will help fund additional activities for the cart. A donation like this means we can continue to improve the activities on the cart and keep it running for the benefit of the patient.”

Adam Lawrance, chair of Land Rover Solihull charity committee, said: “We receive many charitable suggestions for the money we raise through our voluntary payroll reductions from staff and all committee members were unanimous in choosing Solihull Hospital’s art cart as it provides a great service and memories to patients.”

The art cart, which has been running for over three years, is operated by volunteers three times a week and visits all wards across the hospital.

 

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