The customers of Marshalls Inn on Boutport Street in Barnstaple have raised a fantastic £1,450.29 for the Caroline Thorpe childrens’ Ward. Bar Staff Carol Grant has been raising funds for the Caroline Thorpe Ward for the past 36 years since the year her daughter Tanya was treated on the unit, and the Marshalls Inn has been fully behind her with her fundraising. Landlady Dawn Blackmore said “We all know someone who has had a child in Caroline Thorpe and we have supported their children ward for many years.” Caroline Thorpe Play Leader Fran Greenaway said “We are thrilled to receive this money as we want to purchase virtual reality glasses and app so that children can have an insight into their visit to Day Surgery. This will enable some of our patients to focus on a fun, recreational activity instead of their treatment.” £150 of the funds raised will be used to purchase comics and papers for the ward which Carol has raised funds for over the past 36 years. Since 2014 the Marshalls Inn has raised over 10,000 for the Caroline Thorpe Ward and Seamoor Unit helping our patients to receive care and support over and above that which the NHS can provide.
L-R: Caroline Thorpe Play Leader Fran Greenaway, Bar Staff Carol Grant, Landlady Dawn Blackmore and Staff Peter Harris.