Southsea aquarium fundraiser is a big success

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FEEDING giant carp was just one of the exciting opportunities on offer during the Blue Reef Aquarium’s successful charity day.

The event held last weekend raised a total of £140 through a raffle, donations, and giving customers the chance to feed the fishes at the aquarium in Clarence Parade.

All funds will go towards the neonatal unit at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham.

The event was organised in conjunction with the Ickle Pickle Partnership, a charity which raises money to buy specialised equipment, such as incubators and ventilators, to help neonatal units across the country.

Jen Atkinson, sales and marketing executive at the aquarium, said: ‘We were contacted by a former member of staff who runs a branch of the charity.

‘She asked us if we wanted to stage an event and we said yes.

‘The weather was sunny and bright and all the people that came down to the event really enjoyed it.

‘It was a very successful event.’

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