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Local school helps our youngest patients

4th May 2018

The Head Girls and Boys of Floreat Wandsworth Primary School visited St George’s Hospital to give toys to young patients as part of the school’s support of the Hospital Charity during the academic year. 

Victoria Boxall-Hunt, Co-chair of Friends of Floreat Wandsworth (FOFW) Primary School, said: “We chose to partner with St George's Hospital Charity this academic year as so many of our pupils were born at St George's and have been cared for by the wonderful doctors and nurses.”

Pupils and their families donated eight bags full of toys. They will be given to children staying in hospital on their birthdays and other special occasions, and also be used in the play room and waiting areas.

Mr Custance, Headteacher for Floreat Wandsworth Primary explained; “We really enjoyed our visit. The children were so proud to represent their school and were honoured to come and present the toys and gifts that have been donated. They loved seeing the hospital classroom and the brand new playroom.”

Children also came to school on St George’s Day dressed in their pyjamas, or as a doctor or nurse.  As part of the day’s celebrations, nurses from the paediatric ward, Salma, Early and Ilaria visited the school for an assembly and explained to the pupils what the work of a nurse involved.  A total of £402.50 was raised for the Children’s Appeal.

Mr Custance added; “A thriving local community is really important to us all at the school, and St George's is very much a part of our wider community. The giving back ethos is also something that the school engenders every day and our children are learning about, so it’s a perfect match.”

Mari-Louise White, Community and Events Fundraising Manager for St George’s Hospital Charity, said: “Thank you to Floreat Wandsworth Primary for supporting the work of St George’s Hospital Charity.  The toys are sure to bring a smile to our youngest patients and the money raised for our Children’s Appeal will have a real impact on both patients and staff.”

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