The very first Robin Ball, in aid of Robin Ward, took place on 7 th October 2017 at the St
Brelade’s Bay Hotel.
The sell-out event was sponsored by Ports of Jersey and saw guests
treated to a four course meal with wine and a fabulous evening of entertainment from the
likes of Issie Marsh, Annie Law and Jo Hutchinson, and DJ Ben Newman.
The goal of the evening was to raise £10,000 to purchase a 3D Distraction Centre for Robin
Ward. The distraction centre is an entertainment unit used during painful or lengthy
procedures to distract the child and have been shown to reduce the stress levels of the
patients, their parents, and caregivers.
The event was a huge success and raised just over £14,000 which will be used to purchase
the distraction centre and to decorate the treatment rooms on Robin Ward and the
children’s area of A&E.