Club’s £5,000 for kids at A&E

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A NIGHTCLUB has donated cash to help bring the Eureka experience to children at Calderdale Royal Hospital.

The hospital’s A&E paediatric waiting room is getting a facelift with the help of the town’s museum Eureka to make the experience less traumatic for children.

And bosses of Halifax’s Liquid nightclub have used its charitable arm to donate £5,000 towards the revamp.

The Echo Trust was set up by Liquid’s parent company Luminar Leisure to fund local children’s health projects.

Paul Stray, former manager of the Halifax club, said: “Everyone at Liquid is delighted that our customers’ generosity through fund-raising initiatives can support such a worthy cause. We are all looking forward to seeing the new waiting room up and running’.

Eureka and Royal Calderdale Hospital are aiming to redesign the paediatric waiting room in Accident and Emergency to create a place where children and adults can feel more comfortable and to make a visit to the hospital a little less traumatic and wherever possible enjoyable.

Tudor Gwynn, Eureka’s project director, said: “We want to take the experiences we’ve had at Eureka to create a fun and welcoming place where children are able to switch their focus away from the stress of a visit to the hospital.”