United to donate foosball table to Canberra Hospital

Canberra United is pleased to announce that they will be donating a new Foosball table to Canberra Hospital this week.

Canberra United is pleased to announce that they will be donating a new Foosball table to Canberra Hospital this week.

Following a visit to the hospital earlier in the year by Canberra United players Caitlin Munoz, Sally Shipard and Ellie Brush to visit a sick child, it was noted that the Foosball table in the children-s recreational room was looking a bit jaded.

With this in mind Canberra United FC has purchased a brand new table, which they will donate to the hospital, to replace the old version.

“This donation is fantastic for The Canberra Hospital and we are very grateful to Canberra United Football Club for giving us the Foosball table, further enhancing the quality of care delivered each day to the children of the ACT and surrounding regions,” ACT Health Minister Katy Gallagher said.

“Paediatrics at the Canberra Hospital (PatCH) is the Canberra region-s principal in-patient and outpatient children's health service. The service offers medical and surgical care for children and adolescents (from 0-18 years) in a specially created environment designed to brighten the lives of all children, hasten their recovery and offer expert specialty care.

“PatCH specialises in providing health care for sick children and supports their families offering a range of services. There is a primary and secondary school, a fun and well -equipped playroom, a quiet room, a special room for children with cancer and a recreational room for adolescents,” Ms. Gallagher commented.

Westfield Matildas international, and Canberra United midfielder, Sally Shipard will present the foosball table to Canberra Hospital this Thursday at midday in a special presentation.