Local Pub Hopes to Raise Funds for Arthritis Patients at QA Hospital

When it comes fundraising, the Kings Arms in Emsworth is not new to the idea and once again they will be hosting the Kingsfest event which takes place every year and this time they are hoping to raise much-needed funds to help treat people with arthritis at the Queen Alexandria Hospital. After pub regular, Mandy, told them about her connection to the centre, the event coordinator Julian and the landlord Gavin made the decision that profits from the summer fete would be going to the Rheumatology Department at the hospital.

The staff at the bar and regular clients there apparently like being a part of such initiatives and one of the bar tenders, Ashton, managed to raise £1100 pounds by abseiling the Spinnaker Tower despite being extremely afraid of heights. This year’s event is scheduled for 8th July and the fun-filled fete will be running from noon to 5 pm. There will also be some great live music playing at the event from noon up to 9.30pm.

Admission to the event is free and there will be fun games to play in the garden along with stalls, cider and real ale. There will also be a chance to meet Beauty and the Beast as Kingsfest is designed to be a fun experience for the whole family. The local community was also asked to play a part by Gavin who asked them to donate flowers or baked items on the day of the event. On-site parking will not be available due to the size of the event.

The Portsmouth Hospitals Charity which is in Queen Alexandria Hospital in Cosham is the group behind the Rheumatology Fund. The aim of the fund is to provide support for patients under the care of Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust by improving the facilities that are currently in place also by bringing in more equipment as well as helping to support innovation and research programmes that assist the development of services and education of both to both staff and patients in the hospitals.

All the wards and departments in Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust are supported by the charity. This allows those who are looking to make donations to pick the one they want to support. Therefore well-wishers can always choose to support an area or areas of the hospital that are near to their hearts.

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