Children at Royal Surrey will now be able to choose from a fleet of miniature Tesla’s to drive to their operation.
After our first car was kindly donated by an anonymous member of staff, we have since received two more cars from a local mother and daughter and a couple from Richmond.
Natalie Gohchaeuk from Guildford and her ten year old daughter Sophia, donated their miniature Tesla after wanting to make a positive difference.
Our third car was generously donated by a couple from Richmond who presented it to the ward staff and patients on Friday.
Narayanan and Vasundara from Richmond said:
“We wanted to make a positive difference where we could to the experience of children having to stay in hospital.
“We hope that this donation will bring some joy to the children that will use it.”
Senal Soyer, Matron of Hascombe Paediatric Ward said:
“It was fantastic to receive our first donation of a miniature Tesla but to now have three is just unbelievable.
“These kind donations will mean the world to our young patients who can find the hospital experience really scary.
“We are also planning to give the children a special driver’s license after their stay, to give them a sense of achievement and fun.
“A huge thank you to those who donated these cars to us – they will be much loved.”
One of the cars will now stay in the playroom for all young patients on the ward, to enjoy while the other two will be used for patients to drive themselves to their operation.
The top of the range toy will be driven by children aged three to eight years and features a built in sound system and a space for a teddy.
They are capable of doing speeds of between three and six miles per hour.