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Fundraising ball to benefit children in hospital

Posted: 25 October 2017
Valerie Hill, Communications Apprentice

A glittering ball at the Hilton Hotel in Watford, including a three course dinner with wine and entertainment, is being held to raise funds to improve care for paediatric patients at Watford General Hospital.

Picture of watford hospitalThe event on 24 November will include a mobile lottery, an auction and dancing. Tickets are 40 a head and can be purchased individually or per table of 10. The ball starts with dinner at 7.30pm, and finishes with carriages at midnight. Black tie is optional, but there is a “dress to impress” dress code.

The event, which has proved very popular in previous years, is being held for the sixth time at the Hilton Hotel  

The ball is being organised by Starfish Ward at Watford General Hospital to raise funds for a new echo machine, TVs and for a Christmas party for paediatric patients. The echo machine, which costs 38,000, scans for cardiac problems and for any abnormalities in the heart. The new machine would mean that patients would be able to have their heart scan on the ward rather than at alternative locations, making the experience more comfortable for the children.

If you would like to purchase tickets for the fundraising ball, or to donate to the Starfish ward, please contact Kerry Beasley or Madge Taylor on 01923 436693.


  1. For more information, please contact the communications team on: 01923 436280 or email: communications@whht.nhs.uk. Out of hours, please call 07900 228031.   
  2. West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust serves people from across Hertfordshire, north London and further afield. It operates from three hospitals; Watford General, St Albans City and Hemel Hempstead. The trust sees around 600,000 patients a year and is one of the largest employers locally, with around 5,000 staff and volunteers.  
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