Schools visit hospital wards to give out handmade Christmas cards

St Augustine's School visit B14

Schoolchildren from across Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire visited Peterborough City, Stamford and Hinchingbrooke Hospitals this week to hand out Christmas cards to patients on three wards.

The children took part in the Christmas card appeal, which was run by North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, where they sent in handmade cards to brighten the day for patients who will be spending the festive season in hospital.

The response to the appeal has been fantastic and one school for each hospital catchment area was randomly selected from all of those that took part. Ashbeach School, Ramsey St Mary’s, visited Apple Tree Ward at Hinchingbrooke Hospital, St Augustine’s Junior School, Peterborough, visited B14 at Peterborough City Hospital and Ambergate Sports College visited Stamford Hospital.

All of the remaining Christmas cards are being given to patients across all three sites, who will be spending Christmas in hospital.

Jo Bennis, Chief Nurse at North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of the schoolchildren who have taken part in this appeal and would like to thank them all for taking the time to make these cards for our patients. Some patients do not have any visitors over Christmas, but a simple gesture such as this goes a long way to making their stay with us feel more festive.”

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Ashbeach School visit Apple Tree Ward
Ambergate Sports College visit JVG ward in Stamford