Primary school inspired to fundraise for Rudham Ward

Children were inspired to raise money for the QEH after watching a classmates battle with illness.

Youngsters have raised £150 for the Rudham Ward in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, through a cake sale which sold out, in just 15 minutes.

Fairstead Primary School pupils chose to support Rudham Ward at a school council meeting when thinking of a sick classmate who is in and out of hospital, hoping it would be able to help support her and other ill children.

The children want the money to be spent on toys or equipment for young patients to make their experience in hospital happier and shorter.

Bethany Castledine, a Teacher’s Assistant at the school said: “The school Council’s idea of a cake sale with the intent of donating to Rudham came from the children. It was amazing that all the cakes sold so quickly and seeing the children and parents get involved”.

 

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 Pictured from left are: Beth Castledine (Teaching Assistant),Mandy French (Play Assistant), Robbie McHale, Cesley Joplin, Joshua Dowd (holding the cheque), Heidija Grisina, Jade Clements (Play Assistant), Rachel Fincham (Teaching Assistant).

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