MONEY raised by Leigh Lions’ has contributed to a new multi-sensory room for children.

The new room has been officially opened at the Rainbow Ward of the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary in Wigan.

It will be used by children struggling to cope with the stress of hospital treatment and the stay.

It features bubble tubes, fibre optics, touch pads, music, mirrors and will benefit long-term patients who need a break from the ward environment, children with special needs or children who are particularly scared about an operation or treatment.

Leigh, Douglas Valley and Upholland Tawd Vale Lions Clubs raised £1,100 to contribute to the funding provided by the Finance Charity Fundraising Committee.

Jackie Forshaw, the mum of a young patient said: “Nathaniel has been very poorly for the last few days and it’s the first time I’ve seen him smile for 48 hours.

“It’s nice to see him so relaxed.”