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            Aberystwyth Fire Station buy new mini iPads for Children’s Ward, with help from the community

             On Wednesday, 29th November 2017, Aberystwyth Fire Station presented an
             early Christmas present to the Angharad Ward, also known as the children’s
             ward, at Bronglais Hospital.

                                                               They mentioned how popular the interactive
                                                               tablets were with the children and how it
                                                               would be fantastic to have more to hand.

                                                               Although these tablets have been purchased
                                                               by Aberystwyth Fire Station, they are a gift
                                                               from the whole community.

                                                               We are grateful to the public for their kind
                                                               donations during our annual open day in
             Purchased from funds raised at the Station’s
             annual Open Day in August, firefighters and       the summer. It was a fun day with lots of
             support staff have provided the children’s        activities. We had a bouncy castle, tea and
             ward with three brand new iPad Minis. The         cake stall, Aerial Ladder Platform ride, Fire
             iPads were purchased to compliment the            Bike, face painting, shop in a box and a raffle.
             current stock of interactive tablets at the       We were humbled to see so many families
             Ward, which have proven very popular with         turn out to support us on the day to raise
             children who are patients at the hospital.        as much money for the two charities that
                                                               we’d chosen, which were Angharad Ward
             In total, £2012.86 was raised at the Station’s
             Open Day. The total was divided between the       in Bronglais Hospital, and The Fire Fighters
             Firefighters Charity, which received £881.56,     Charity.
             with the remainder of the money used to           I’d also like to take the opportunity to thank
             purchase the tablets for the children’s ward.     all the local businesses for their generosity in
                                                               giving us excellent raffle prizes and for their
             Group Manager Adrian Smith, Head of
             Response, Ceredigion County Command               continued support. Thank you also to Argos
             said, “We are delighted to provide something      for giving us 10% off each i-Pad and to Tesco
             that brings a smile to the faces of children      for donating food and prizes for the event.
             during a period which is difficult for            Also, a big thank you to all the staff members
             themselves and their families.                    from Aberystwyth that worked tirelessly to
                                                               make the day a great success. I can’t wait for
             We discussed with staff at Bronglais Hospital
             how we could best support the fantastic work      next year’s event!”
             that Angharad Ward does.

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