PET-Xi arrange ice hockey trip for young patients at University Hospital in Coventry.
Left to right: fundraising officer at UHCW Charity, Melanie Shiel; Coventry Blaze community development manager, Sam Hewitt; PET-Xi marketing manager, Gemma Puffer; Scorch the Dragon; nurse Jenny Waring and Coventry Blaze community senior sports coach Owen Painting
Young patients on the children’s ward at University Hospital in Coventry had a boost this month when they and their families were given the chance to see their first ice hockey match, courtesy of local training company PET-Xi and the Coventry Blaze ice hockey team.
PET-Xi marketing manager Gemma Puffer (centre) was joined by Coventry Blaze community development manager Sam Hewitt and senior sports coach Owen Painting, together with their green mascot Scorch the Dragon, to present the tickets for an eight-seat corporate hospitality box at the Coventry SkyDome Arena to children’s ward nurse Jenny Waring.
“The tickets took a roundabout route to the hospital,” explained PET-Xi marketing manager Gemma Puffer. “Coventry Blaze kindly donated the tickets to a recent auction organized for our charity, the PET-XI Foundation which works to help those in the Coventry community who may be in difficulty. One of our staff, team leader Richard Caplin made the winning bid, but immediately donated the tickets to the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust’s charity, which chose two patients, each with guests, to go to a game of their choice.
“We’d like to thank Coventry Blaze for their generous donation to our charity. We were delighted to support such a worthy cause and the children and their families are very excited to have this well-deserved treat following their time in hospital.”