The City defender donates personal funds to help fund a beach scene in the Children's Ward at University Hospital...
Coventry City defender Aaron Martin has donated £1000 to the UHCW Charity following the club's Christmas hospital visit.
The Sky Blues centre-back, who has been in terrific form for City this season, was one of 12 first-team players to visit University Hospital in Coventry yesterday.
The UHCW Charity are currently raising £40,000 to create a beach scene at the entrance of the Children's Emergency Department to help make the hospital less frightening for the young children.
Aaron's donation will go directly towards this and Adela Appleby, Head of the UHCW Charity, is delighted with the sizeable donation.
Adela said: "It's an incredibly kind act from Aaron and from everyone at the hospital and charity, we couldn't be more thankful.
"We're currently trying to raise £40,000 to create a beach scene to help the image of the hospital for children as it can be a daunting place to enter for kids.
"As part of our work, we try and improve the experiences people have at the hospital as it is really important people feel comfortable and relaxed during their time at University Hospital.
"I'd like to thank Aaron for his kind act and that will go some way to helping us reach our target."
Defender Aaron Martin said: "I've always enjoyed the hospital visit during my time at the club and when I visited last year, I felt like I should try and do more.
"When I heard what they're trying to achieve on the children's emergency ward, I didn't have to think twice before donating as it is a great project.
"It’s a privilege to be healthy and the staff and the charity do a great job at University Hospital. I'm just happy to help in this way."
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