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Diver Pete Waterfield's shaken by cocktail challenge
HE MAY have an Olympic medal for diving, but sadly his cocktail making failed to make a splash.
After a quick masterclass in cocktail making, the silver medallist took on three other hopefuls all aiming for their creation to be chosen as Wessex Heartbeat’s Heartbeat Cocktail.
The winning cocktail will go on sale at the De Vere Grand harbour Hotel in Southampton, to raise money for Wessex Heartbeat’s HIGH 5 Appeal.
The hotel has vowed to support the charity in their bid over the next 12 months to raise the £500,000 to build a heart unit at Southampton General Hospital for teenagers and young people.
At the moment there is a huge gap between the children’s and adult wards, leaving young people forced to feel isolated during long stays in hospital after major operations, so the Daily Echobacked appeal is looking to change this and offer them a place they can call their own.
The cocktail competition was hard-fought but it was clinical nurse specialist Lynda Tellett who delighted the judge’s taste buds with her fruity concoction of lemonade, blackcurrant, orange juice, grenadine and lime cordial that will be gracing the bar of the hotel from this month.
Alison Farrell, the charity’s chief executive, said: “The support of The De Vere Grand Harbour Hotel and everyone who then buys a Heartbeat Cocktail means a lot to us and will help us to work towards reaching our fundraising goal of £500,000.
“Building a new unit at Southampton General will help the recovery of those young people with a heart condition and provide them with a happier and more normal life.”
WAYS TO DONATE TO THE HIGH 5 APPEAL
Text HIGH 5 plus the amount you wish to donate to 70070, for example HIGH 5 £5
Donate online at heartbeat.co.uk/ high-5-appeal Call the fundraising team for ideas or to donate on 023 8078 6555
Post cheques made payable to HIGH 5 Appeal to Wessex Heartbeat, PO Box 270, Southampton General Hospital, SO16 6GE.