Ken Arnold chats to Dave Adams in the studio

Last chance for sensory raffle

Time is running out for listeners to take part in a prize draw to raise money for a new sensory area on the health park.

The League of Friends has organised a raffle to support the appeal for the new garden in the annex to the stroke rehabilitation ward.

Speaking on In The Mix, chairman Ken Arnold said the idea was the brainchild of a former patient who spent nine months in the hospital.

The sensory garden will replace an existing ill-kept lawn which is currently under-utilised and is said to be ideal for stroke patients.

“It allows them to get out in the fresh air to brush past all the herbs and plants and enjoy the garden.” – Ken Arnold, Clatterbridge League of Friends

Presenter Dave Adams played a suitable selection of music for the programme including English Country Garden and Flowers In The Rain.

Ward visitor Mal Vaughan collected requests from the Clatterbridge Rehabilitation Centre where they were listening on radios provided by the League of Friends.

Ken was interviewed about the role of the League which has been providing amenities and services to the hospitals since 1954.

The charity has raised almost £1.2m for the hospital, recently providing a children’s play area at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre and a state-of-the-art ultrasound scanner to improve the service at the Wirral Breast Unit.

Tickets for the sensory garden raffle are being sold at £1 each and the first prize is a share in the winnings of a race horse. Other prizes include a Bose Mini Link, Canon Powershot SX60HS camera, an Xbox One and Samsung portable TV.

They are available via the Clatterbridge Rehab Centre, Dave Adams at Radio Clatterbridge or Ken Arnold on 0151 342 9264.

The draw will take place on 16th October 2016.