Student superheroes entertain young patients

Student superheroes cheer up children on Amazon Ward

National Citizens Service
Students from the National Citizens Service on Amazon Ward

Students dressed as superheroes and Disney characters arrived in force to share out presents and provide laughter for children on Amazon Ward at Peterborough City Hospital.

The students, who all live in and around Kings Lynn, have been working hard on a community project called the National Citizens Service. The project requires them to work together as a team for three weeks and look at how they can give back to their local community.

They managed to fundraise £500 in just two days via a cake sale, tombola and an online fundraising page, before buying the costumes and presents for the children on the ward.

In total 16 students travelled via bus from Kings Lynn to Peterborough, to join the Amazon Play Team on the ward, dressed as characters including Disney princesses Elsa and Ana, Alice in Wonderland, Dorothy, Teenage Mutant Turtles, Superman, Batman and Captain America.

Erika Anskaityte, from the National Citizens Service, said: “Visiting Amazon Ward was a once in a lifetime experience. It was so lovely to see the influence we had when visiting the children during their time in hospital. It was very rewarding to see the children smile and reminded us of how good it feels to donate our time to help others.”

Zoe Wilkinson, Play Team Specialist, said: “The students really have worked very hard on this project and have provided great entertainment for the children on the ward. We were very impressed with how much care and consideration had gone into making the costumes as authentic as possible. We would like to say thank you on behalf of the team here on Amazon Ward for their kind donations.”


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