The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Kind donation for CHARM charity from local school

14 March 2018

The Children’s Colorectal Team at Leeds Children's Hospital was delighted to receive a generous donation from the pupils of Swallow Hill Community College recently.

28619675 1890057101065985 7128824905049969310 oPupils planned a series of fundraising events, including a non-uniform day, tombola, a raffle, and a very successful ‘pie the teacher’ event, amongst others. The events were hugely successful and meant the students could raise £850 in total.

Staff at Leeds Children’s Hospital invited members of the student council to visit, where they met Mr Ian Sugarman, Consultant Paediatric Surgeon, and members of the specialist nurse team, to present a cheque.

Alison Broadbent, Team Leader - Neonatal & Paediatric Surgical Outreach Team, said: “It was a pleasure to welcome the pupils to Leeds Children’s Hospital and show them around the Neonatal Unit and Children’s Surgical Ward, where the majority of our patients would receive their care. The donation will be used to provide research, education, and pay for the children’s Christmas party. Thank you so much!”

David Griffiths, Staff leader of Swallow Hill Community College student council, said: “Congratulations must go to all the Swallow Hill student council members for their excellent work and attitude. All the students had a marvellous morning and really enjoyed learning about the fantastic work that goes on.”

Ian Sugarman, Consultant Paediatric Surgeon, said: "It was fantastic meeting such an enthusiastic group of schoolchildren who raised money for the CHARM charity. It goes without saying how much we value their efforts and support".