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Thanks to a kind and generous donation from Give Back FC to the Royal Berks Charity, the Lion and Dolphin children’s ward at Royal Berkshire Hospital will have a brand new fish tank to brighten up the environment and help to keep their young patients entertained.

Kci Streich, Play Lead on the children’s ward said: “As a child, having to stay in hospital for extended periods of time can be both daunting, and boring! As a team we go to great lengths to ensure a stay on the unit is as enjoyable as possible. Our old fish tank has been in need of replacement for some time and now thanks to the support from Give Back FC and Reading FC Community Trust we will soon be the proud owners of a new one.  We really can’t thank them enough.”

The introduction to Give Back FC was made through James Lacey, a Patient Pathway Coordinator in the radiology department at the hospital. James heard about the need for a replacement fish tank and through his involvement with Reading Sunday League reached out to his football connections and the guys at Give Back FC and Reading FC Community Trust offered to help.

Earlier this week James was joined by Give Back FC founders Moses and Jordan, and Reading FC Community representative Richard for a photo with some of the team on the ward.

James said: “We fundraise as we have all been brought up in areas that didn’t have a lot going for us and seeing people struggle in life is heart breaking. The funds we raise sometimes come from local organisations, but most of the time from our own pockets. We have all had our demons in the past so we now give back in life.