Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Paediatric Team were delighted to receive £1,160 from local Chertsey school, Salesians as part of their celebrations for the NHS 75th birthday. Influenced by Ashford and St Peter’s Charity NHS75 campaign, the students organised a Mufti Day for the whole school.
On Monday 10 July, Mr Paul Gower, Headteacher of Salesian School, along with four students and Mr Isaac Hall, School Media Technician, visited the Children’s Unit at St Peter’s hospital where they had the chance to speak with some of our paediatric staff and to see firsthand where their donation will be going and how it will improve the experience of our young patients.
Oak Ward Deputy Sister, Vicky Hall, said: “We are incredibly grateful to the Salesian School students for this generous donation, and are so impressed by their fundraising efforts. This money will make a huge difference to the children and young people we look after and help to improve their experience in hospital.”
Paul Gower said: “We are delighted to be able to support St Peter’s Paediatric Department, particularly this year on the 75th anniversary of the NHS.”
The Salesian School students commented that they were highly motivated and tireless on their efforts to raise money for the Children’s Unit, as they felt the link with the children and teenagers and wanted to help to make their stay in hospital as comfortable as possible.
Donations to Paediatric Department can help with the improvement of the facilities, including the play areas; new toys and distractions for younger patients to play with during their stay at the ward; new medical equipment and even staff and patients wellbeing events.
If you would like to contribute for our Children’s Unit on our NHS75 Campaign, please follow this link: https://nhs75thbirthday.heroes.help/campaigns/NHS-75th-Birthday-1
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