Primary school pupils help raise money for hospital’s care appeal

Pupils take part in the sports day at Brancaster Primary School CE VA.

Pupils take part in the sports day at Brancaster Primary School CE VA. - 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

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