July 3, 2019 9.33 am This story is over 28 months old

Electric car donation puts a smile on kids’ faces in hospital

A charity football match raised more than £800 for the new initiative

Children going for operations in Boston can now drive around hospital wards in electric cars.

A charity football match held in the town raised more than £800 for the new initiative at Pilgrim Hospital.

The money was welcomed by the United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust, which said the new cars would put a smile on children’s faces.

Sam Goy, a matron at ULHT, said: “We have already secured the purchase of one electric car and have three push along versions for younger kids.

“This money will allow us to buy a second electric car and assist in improving other areas of children’s journeys to the operating theatre.”

The money was raised through a match between two of Boston’s car dealerships Drayton Kia and Audi JCT.

It ended with a hard fought 3 – 2 victory for Drayton Kia, but Audi JCT were close to equalising in the dying seconds.

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