Nightjar pub donations reach £40k to hospital’s children’s unit

PUBLISHED: 12:00 04 February 2017

Regulars from the Nightjar pub donating to Weston General Hospital.

Regulars from the Nightjar pub donating to Weston General Hospital.


Weston General Hospital’s children’s unit has received a donation from a Worle pub – bringing the amount contributed by the business to £40,000 over the past 10 years.

The Nightjar pub, in Nightingale Close, Worle started supporting the hospital’s Seashore Centre when it opened in 2007.

Since then, the pub’s regulars have raised more than £4,000 every year to support children and families by holding raffles and quiz nights.

The money has paid for medical equipment, child-friendly furniture and scales to weigh disabled youngsters.

Pub landlord Diane Bradley presented staff with the latest cheque to mark the centre’s 10th anniversary.

Seashore Centre ward sister Julia Marker said: “Di and the regulars from The Nightjar are absolute angels. They’ve raised an incredible amount of money over the past 10 years which has truly helped children in Weston.

“Because of their support we’re able to offer a wider range of services, meaning young people don’t have to go elsewhere for treatment.”

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