A grateful relative has used his firm’s Christmas charity appeal to help support patients undergoing rehabilitation following treatment in Walsall Manor Hospital’s Critical Care Unit.
The donation made by Benbow Steels in West Bromwich has funded a RockinR – an interactive mobile gaming kit – which will be used by the Critical Care Rehabilitation Team.
Samantha Benbow IT & Marketing Director said: “We donated the RockinR as part of our Employees’ Christmas Charity Donation.
“Every Christmas we draw an employee’s name out of a hat and the winner chooses which charity they would like the donation to go to. Although we donate to other charities in other ways during the year this is the most important one for our company as it’s entirely up to the individual employee what happens to the money and they have the opportunity to give a significant donation to a charity that means something to them.
“This year Walsall Manor Hospital was chosen by an employee who has a family member being treated there and he wanted to say thank you.”
Xana Marriott, Senior Sister in the team, said: “TheRockinR will really help our critical care patients during their rehabilitation journeys.
“We went to see a unit being used on our Children’s Ward and were so excited at the opportunities it gives us. There are many features that will be of benefit to our patients, helping them with co-ordination for example and boosting their cognitive abilities. Just playing music, showing a favourite TV show or doing a crossword can be part of their recovery.
Thank you on behalf of our staff and patients to Benbow Steels for their generosity.”
The RockinR charity was set up in Wakefield in memory of a young patient Reece Miree and takes his gamer tag as its title. Reece died of a brain tumour when he was just 11.
The gaming cart provides interactive mobile gaming solutions, technology and equipment and each cart is specifically built for the medical environment.