22nd May 2015
Gifts from one child to another: Thriftwood School deliver toys to Broomfield Hospital Children’s Ward
Pupils from three classes at Thriftwood School in Galleywood raised nearly £100 a class for the Children’s Ward through hosting movie nights and selling fruit kebabs.
On Thursday 21st May, students and teachers from classes Kingfisher, Puffin, and Robin kindly delivered a fabulous selection of toys to Phoenix Children’s Ward from the money they had raised earlier in the year.
The students decided to host movie nights and sold fruit kebabs to friends and family to raise enough money to buy toys and gifts for children in hospital. They wrote a letter to the nurses asking what toys the young patients would like and after a successful shopping trip in Chelmsford, the students brought the toys along to the ward.
With the sun shining, they had fantastic opportunity to play outside with some of the young patients and their families, and test out all the new toys and the brand new pirate ship play area just recently installed in the courtyard play area. Lead Play Specialist, Sue Hursit said: “We can’t thank the children and the staff at Thriftwood School enough for buying all these toys for our patients. They really do make such a difference and seeing the children play with them today just shows how much they will be enjoyed!”
Some of the Thriftwood pupils also decided to purchase birthday gifts to be given to patients and their siblings should they find themselves in hospital on their special day