Primary school pupils help raise money for hospital’s care appeal
- Credit: Archant
Generous youngsters and their families have raised hundreds of pounds to support elderly patients at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn, during a school sports day.
Children and staff at Brancaster Primary School CE VA have supported the hospital's Excellence in Elderly Care (ExCel) Appeal, which aims to raise £50,000 to buy specialist care equipment.
Scores of parents cheered on the 40 youngsters who took part in a host of traditional events, including sack races, sprints, and the egg-and-spoon race.
The school raised £200 for the appeal through its cake stall and by selling other refreshments as well as raffle tickets and second-hand books during the event.
Executive head teacher Sarah Bocking was pleased with the amount raised and said the youngsters had fun on the day.
She said: 'It is nice for the children to support the older generation.'
Laurence Morlaàs, fundraising executive at the hospital, said: 'We are very grateful to everyone who participated and in particular the Parent and Friends Association who were instrumental in raising such an amount.
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'It's great that the young are backing our 'Raise a Grand for Gran - and Granddad' campaign in support of grandparents and great grandparents receiving hospital care.'
The ExCel Appeal is aiming to raise £50,000 to buy falls prevention monitoring systems, specialist recliner chairs and My Life reminiscence therapy Software to help dementia patients.
If you would like to support the appeal go to: http://www.qehkl.nhs.uk/FundraisingCurrentCampaign.asp?s=foundation&p=fundraising