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Jets Foundation PO Box 3594, Chester CH1 9JP Tel: 01244 302010  Fax: 01244 300266 Contact Us Follow Us! Dizzy Jet raises smiles Children at the countess of Chester welcomed a few new faces to the ward when members of the Rotary Club of Saughall, local business Bell Developments and the Cheshire Jets basketball team  paid a visit to the children's ward earlier in the week to hand over much wanted toys to the  playroom. Dizzy the Cheshire Jets 8ft inflatable team mascot also made the special trip out to the hospital to make sure the children were entertained as he handed out t-shirts and medals along with  assistant coach John Lavery. Mike Bell owner of Bell Developments was the initial contact between the Jets and the event  organiser Kathy Ford a Chester mother whose son Jack has been a regular patient at the countess. Kathy said; "I am very grateful to Saughall Rotary, Cheshire Jets and Mike Bell for supporting this wonderful  event; it was amazing to see all the happy faces on the day. Having spent time on the ward with  Jack, I see firsthand how hard all staff work to keep children happy and calm in what is a very  stressful environment for a child" Rotary Club President Beryl Cotton added; "It was marvellous to visit the ward, see the playroom and know that the Club's donation of craft  items and toys was going to be used to full advantage by the children. The Club are proud to be  helping the local community and delighted to be able to support the brave children on the Ward  and hope that the goodies will cheer them up and give them lots of pleasure whilst they are on  the Ward." Peter Hawkins Director of the Jets added; "It's not very often you'll see an 8ft basketball doing the rounds at the countess, we hope that his visit brought a smile to the faces of the brave children on the ward. The Rotarians have done a  fantastic job in raising the funds for the playroom, the toys and crafts will make a difference to  the children being treated at the countess." Mike Bell of Bell Developments said; "I could see the kids enjoyed it and the adults too. I do think we have made a difference and hope other organisations may do the same. As a member of Saughall Rotary we will continue to  support the ward and other charities in the future." The money was raised over the Christmas period by rotary members who spent many hours out  and about with their Santa float collecting funds for local charities.