Today we are pleased to announce that we’ve been chosen as the Perrigo Braunton site’s charity of the year for 2021. The Perrigo Company Charitable Foundation has donated £20,000 to enable us complete another project at NDDH children’s ward.

We will be using the funds primarily to refurbish cubicle 3 at the Caroline Thorpe ward. This will make the room more comfortable for children who need to spend longer periods on the ward.

When will work begin?

We hope to complete the refurbishment of cubicle 3 early next year. Finishing touches to the room will include a new wall mounted smart TV, games console and digital art. Finally, a new chair bed to allow parents to stay overnight comfortably will complete the transformation. These investments will help make stays on the Children’s Ward a more positive experience for local children and their families.

“Support from local businesses like Perrigo makes a massive difference to small charities like ours. I’m really pleased that Perrigo employees have chosen Care for Kids to benefit from their charitable giving this year. Thank you so much to everyone who voted for our charity. Thousands of children use the Caroline Thorpe children’s ward every year, many of whom will spend time in Cubicle 3. Therefore, it will make a big difference to their experience on the ward, at what can be a very frightening time. We can’t wait to get started!”

Jacky Massos, Trustee, Care for Kids North Devon

“It is a privilege to be able to support the crucial work that Care for Kids undertake in our community. Our Braunton team is appreciative of the huge effort going into the project and really look forward to seeing the transformation in the Caroline Thorpe ward.”

Rob McElfatrick, Senior Human Resources Manager, Perrigo