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Singing star helps hospital appeal

31 March, 2008  

Welsh singer Charlotte Church has spoken of her new life as a mother as she launched a fundraising appeal for a children’s hospital in Cardiff, Wales, UK.

The television presenter spoke at the Children’s Hospital for Wales, saying that the birth of her daughter Ruby Megan had made it “a hundred times” more important for her to help children.

The star is patron of the Noah’s Ark Appeal, which is working to provide £4 million to complete Wales’ first dedicated children’s hospital and supply it with specialist equipment in phase two of it’s appeal.

“Phase Two will consist of brand-new, state of the art surgical wards, so children needing operations will receive the best care available.

“And it’s not just the building that needs a facelift – it’s of utmost importance that we fund new intensive care equipment, to ensure that very sick children are provided with the best care we can give them Ms Church said: “When you have a child of your own it makes it so much closer to home.

“If Ruby was ever ill, just to know there would be a children’s hospital that’s absolutely state-of-the art, that you wouldn’t have to travel to England for, would make any parent sleep well at night.”

Ms Church gave birth in September at the home in St Brides Major, south Wales, that she shares with rugby player boyfriend Gavin Henson.

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