Cameo Nightclub & Echo Trust supports the Children's Ward

£4812 donated to purchase innovative vein finder for children.

Bournemouth nightclub helps donate medical equipment worth more than £4,800

Bournemouth nightlife hotspot Cameo has helped donate more than £4,800 to the children’s unit. The funds have been used to purchase the unit’s first vein finder and three new oxygen saturation monitors.

The grant came from the Echo Trust charity, an organisation that is part of the Deltic Group, which owns Cameo, and provides funds for medical equipment for children and young adult charities.

Customers were asked to donate spare change at all Deltic Group bars and clubs at events over bank holidays, Christmas and Easter. The collections at Cameo contributed to a total of £4,812 that was raised as part of Echo Trust’s ‘Give a Quid for a Kid’ fundraising campaign.

A vein finder utilises vein visualisation technology to make taking blood samples from children quicker and less traumatic, while also increasing the success rate of retrieving a sample. An oxygen saturation monitor uses infrared light to check oxygen saturation levels in the blood of children who have respiratory problems. The additional monitors will allow children to be assessed more quickly – helping to improve their outcomes and getting a quick plan of care in place for them.


Sara Fripp, corporate fundraiser for Poole Hospital Charity, said: “Providing new and effective medical equipment for our wards and departments is something we are very proud of.

“This show of generosity is fantastic and will greatly benefit the children on the ward.”

Jack Tidd, Cameo general manager, chose to support the ward and contacted the hospital to see what specific pieces of medical equipment were required.

“I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone that donated,” said Jack

“We’re always keen to help support one of our local hospitals for extremely worthy causes like this one.

“I hope the equipment further improves the already fantastic treatment that the children’s unit provides.”


Poole Hospital