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Little Big Roller still spreading smiles at UK hospitals

LITTLE BIG GUY:  The hand-made mini-Roller meets the futuristic real thing. Image: Supplied

LONDON, England – The Rolls-Royce SRH, hand-built for the St Richards Hospital in Chichester, Engand, returned to the home of Rolls-Royce for one night to help launch the Love Your Hospital ‘First Fifty Club’.

That’s a corporate fund-raising initiative to encourage businesses in southern England to get their entrepreneurial thinking caps on and raise significant money for hospitals.

Love Your Hospital is the dedicated charity for three hospitals that provides funds to support hospital projects beyond the core National Health Service, including medical equipment, treatment facilities, staff training, and the hospitals’themselves.

DRIVE TO THE THEATRE

The Rolls-Royce SRH was hand-crafted for the St Richard’s Hospital Pediatric Day Surgery Unit in the automaker’s home town of Chichester.

The ‘smallest Rolls-Royce’ allows children awaiting surgery to drive themselves to the operating theatre through the Paediatric Unit corridors which are lined with ‘traffic signs’.

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The experience of ‘self-drive to theatre’ aims to reduce stress among the young patients. child patient stress. More than 1300 have taken the wheel.

Fund-raiser Amanda Tucker told The Corner in a media release: “Local corporate support is vital and ensures that Love Your Hospital can continue to make a real difference to children across all three hospitals.”

SMILES FOR 1300 CHILDREN

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars’ spokesperson Andrew Ball, added: “We were delighted to support Love Your Hospital with the Rolls-Royce SRH. The car has already brought smiles to more than 1300 children and their families at a particularly challenging time in their lives.

”We will continue to make the experience a little less stressful for many more young people.”

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