‘Atlantis’ actress Sarah Parish will visit Paultons family theme park on August 26 from 10 – 12pm to recruit families for a sponsored charity walk in aid of the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Southampton General Hospital.

The visit follows a previous recruitment drive for the walk at the New Forest-based family theme park, which is home to the world’s first and UK exclusive Peppa Pig World.

As patron of the ‘Friends of PICU’ charity, Sarah’s visit to Paultons Park will see her handing out leaflets and meeting guests to promote the 5km walk which will take place at Southampton Common on Sunday September 7.

It is hoped the walk will raise up to £50,000 in sponsorship funds for a new, larger paediatric intensive care unit within a brand new children’s hospital planned for completion by 2020.

Sarah said: “There are some world class services at Southampton and outstanding clinicians, but they and their patients have been making do with a corner of a 1970s general hospital. The children’s hospital aims to ensure that the environment and the buildings match the services within. Help us save more children’s lives every year. Please come and walk for your hospital, for your children, for your town.”

For further information about Paultons family theme park, including a calendar of park opening times and best price online tickets visit www.paultonspark.co.uk. To find out more about the Friends of PICU charity please visit www.friendsofpicu.org.uk.