Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Triathlon funds for Rainbow Ward

The Triathlon Association and Natwest Bank yesterday presented a total of £1723 to staff at Rainbow Ward in St Bernard’s Hospital.

The money was raised during the Natwest Triathlon event earlier this summer and will be used to purchase a Vitalograph spirometer for the ward and the hospital’s paediatric out patients’ unit.

This specialist equipment enables medical staff to easily measure children’s lung function and capacity and will be a valuable tool for doctors treating young patients suffering from asthma and respiratory problems.

Chris Walker, one of the organisers of the event, presented a cheque for £1473 to Sister Mary Sene. Amanda Eccleston, the bank’s Head of Retail Banking in Gibraltar, presented a second cheque for £250 to Dr Steve Higgs, consultant paediatrician at St Bernard’s.

The second sum was awarded by the Royal Bank of Scotland Group, as part of its Group’s Community Cashback Award Scheme, to the bank’s staff who participated in the triathlon.

Under the terms of the scheme, the RBS Group matches its staff’s fundraising efforts by making additional payments to nominated charities and community groups.

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