Staff and Students Raise Money for Charity
On Thursday 5th October 2017 the young people from ward 3 spent the day making cakes and other baked goods, in preparation for our Macmillan coffee morning. We made brownies, muffins, cakes, flapjacks, cheesecakes and much more so we could raise as much money for charity as we could with the help of the other wards in hospital. Despite students and staff getting covered in cake mixture and icing sugar, the preparation was extremely fun and spirits on the ward were high. Students and staff had the chance to chat over a cup of tea and a slice of cake which was really enjoyable.
Along with spending time in our dining room, which we spent time decorating with paper chains and glitter butterflies, we went around the other wards with a trolley of cakes and muffins, to spread our smiles around the hospital. When doing this we saw how much it makes people feel better to know they’re helping others. So not only did we raise £170 for Macmillan, we also managed to put a smile on the faces of the patients on the wards, as well as our own.
Quotes from the students & staff:
‘The amount of cake was amazing-it made it too hard to choose which to try’.
‘I enjoyed having the chance to bake all day’.
‘It was lovely to see students so relaxed and engaged-it’s left them wanting to do it more often’.
‘It was great to see everyone enjoying themselves, whilst raising money for a good cause. The cake was a bonus too!’
Written by the students at ward 3.
Young people from our CAMHS inpatient ward at Coalville hospital have been putting their artistic skills to good use this week, raising £50 for Comic Relief through a raffle of handmade cards, bookmarks and other craft pieces.
Rachel Scott, a teaching assistant from the hospital school at our CAMHS inpatient unit (Ward 3 at Coalville Hospital), runs a weekly ‘Helping Others’ group on the ward, encouraging the young people to get involved in community events and charity work to help raise their self-esteem. The group has already organised a coffee morning in support of MacMillan Cancer Support, and made Christmas cards which they took round to other patients at the hospital. They wanted to do something for Comic Relief, and had the idea of creating works of art which they could raffle to people visiting the ward. Rachel said: “I’m really proud of what the young people have produced and I know that they are too. Having the opportunity to do something practical which helps other people makes everyone feel good.”
Students also commented on the event:
‘It was a really engaging day and something I wouldn’t expect to do in hospital so it was great’.
‘I think it brought everyone together and you got to really interact with staff and other patients’.
‘I enjoyed giving out tickets for the raffle, and it was great to see people’s happy faces when they won their prizes’.
‘I think the fact that we made crafts made us more motivated’.
Staff on the ward also wore red for the day to raise even more money. Pictured are (L-R): Rachel Scott, teaching assistant, Helen Booth, deputy matron, Shabana Vadiwala, team leader, Wadzanai Chinosengwa, healthcare support worker and Rosie Denman, teacher from the hospital school.