CHILDREN on Kingfisher Ward at Dorset County Hospital in Dorchester received welcome gifts from a town chiropractor in the run up to Christmas.
Richard Southam, of Aquae Sulis Chiropractic and Therapy Centre in Damers Road, presented projector lights, which project displays onto a ceiling to entertain babies and small children in cots.
He had organised a fundraising ‘presents for adjustments day’ in which payments for chiropractic services were spent on presents for the children.
He said: “We wanted to support Kingfisher Ward initially as a thank you for caring for my own daughter 15 years ago. The ‘presents for adjustments day’ was so popular we decided to do this every year.
“We have a lovely day in practice and there is so much goodwill from our patients aimed towards the children who are, unfortunately, in hospital over the Christmas period.”
The Aquae Sulis team also presented hospital charity fundraising officer Kitz Clifford with £400 to be put towards projects focussed on staff welfare at the hospital.