Kingston’s Hippodrome nightclub recently donated £5,000 to Momentum, from their own charitable trust, the Echo Trust, towards an innovative 3D Pain Distraction Unit which displays moving images on a screen to distract children in pain during treatment and procedures. Ian Hamilton, manager of The Hippodrome, nominated Momentum to receive the donation from the club’s own charity the Echo Trust.
“We have raised a significant amount for the Echo Trust through regular collections at the club. We asked the Trust to help Momentum because its support for children and their families is so important. It is a way for us to give back to the community and make a difference.”
We will be using the pain distraction unit within the paediatric oncology ward at Kingston Hospital.The portable unit can be used during complex treatment and also more routine procedures that children will have to go through such as blood tests or lumbar punctures.
The Hippodrome is part of The Deltic Group which operates 58 bars and clubs across the UK, employing more than 2,000 people. Deltic set up the Echo Trust to grant awards to local children’s charities. Since it was established in 2002 the Echo Trust has raised more than £2.5 million. Money is distributed to causes that are important to its customers.