LCF Law has committed to raising £2,000 for the Airedale Hospital Emergency Department Appeal, to help fund a number of new distraction walls for children.
Meg Crossley, consultant in emergency medicine and clinical lead for A&E at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, said:
“I am absolutely delighted that LCF Law is supporting Airedale’s new Emergency Department by fundraising towards distractions walls for the children’s rooms.
“Children can find coming into hospital, particularly in an emergency situation, quite frightening, these floor to ceiling distraction walls play a vital role in helping parents distract or entertain a child if they are becoming agitated or distressed.
“The child can then be treated safely and quickly by the medical staff whilst remaining calm and concentrating on the wall.
“The walls can be wiped clean and are extremely durable as well as being an ideal alternative to plastic toys or books which can harbour germs and can be difficult for staff to hold whilst trying to treat the patient.”
LCF Law has kick-started it’s fundraising with a donation from Partner and Head of Personal Law, Neil Shaw.
Neil was sponsored to compete in the Jane Tomlinson 10k race dressed as Elvis Presley.
“I’m not a runner so I knew that friends, family and colleagues would pay good money to see me take part in the race, I completed the race in under an hour which I was very pleased with considering I stopped quite a few times to sign autographs!”
Managing partner Simon Stell added:
“Every year we nominate a charity to support and the hospital’s appeal was something we were very keen to get involved with.
“Many of us live locally and understand what a vital role the hospital plays in the lives of so many children so we can really appreciate what a difference the distraction wall will make.
“We have a number of fund-raising events planned for 2014 and will also make a company donation to the cause.”
LCF Law, which has offices in Ilkley and Leeds has just announced plans to move to a new office in Bradford – One St James Business Park following an extremely busy 12 months.
“The company employs an 80 strong team and raises several thousand pounds each year through staff activities for a variety of both local and national charities.”
Meg Crossley added:
“When a firm like LCF Law backs our appeal its gives us real hope that we will be able to achieve our goal.
“Distraction walls are just one of the exciting things which are being planned to help improve the experience of a trip to our department for patients of all ages.”