Eden Boys’ School pupils deliver sacks of toys to Royal Preston Hospital patients
Charitable pupils from Eden Boys’ School, Preston have delivered sacks full of toys to young patients at Royal Preston Hospital following a festive fundraising drive.
Our school raised over £700 through its Winter Gift Programme to help put smiles on the faces of children facing the festive season in hospital.
Money raised through a non-uniform day in early December was used to purchase board games, card games, jigsaws and art and craft sets for the games rooms on Royal Preston Hospital’s children’s wards.
A group of pupils, accompanied by staff and members of the Parent Council, visited children’s wards at Royal Preston Hospital on Thursday 21 December to share the gifts – and festive cheer! – with youngsters.
Year 10 pupil Ibrahim Munshi commented, “Being in hospital is hard any time of year, but being in hospital this time of year is even harder. Our presents will help sick and ill children stay occupied and will help them have some fun during a difficult time.”
Assistant Principal Muhammed Matadar added, “Through our annual Festive Winter Gift Programme, we aim to encourage our pupils to think of others at this busy time of year when many people are celebrating with their families. Unfortunately for young patients at Royal Preston Hospital the festive season may not be as happy. It was our mission to deliver gifts for the hospital’s play rooms and to put smiles on the children’s faces – a mission our pupils wholeheartedly embraced!”
Through the Festive Winter Gift Programme, all schools run by Star Academies, aim to offer support to the most vulnerable people – young and old – in their communities, those who are unwell, elderly, living in care, those who experience loneliness or food poverty. The Trust’s aim is to ensure that no one in the communities around its schools goes without a card or a gift at this festive time of year.
Added By: Eden Boys' School, Preston | Date Added: 8th Jan 2018 | Posted In: Latest News