|St Peter’s School raise funds for St Peter’s Hospital|
|Written by Head of Communications|
Head girl Natalia Rana and fellow pupil Lauren Pickering from St Peter’s School in Guildford presented a donation of £1,000 to the neonatal intensive care unit at St Peter’s Hospital last week. The money was raised at the school’s Rag Week in March with the hospital’s neonatal unit chosen as this year’s charity after the excellent care experienced by two teachers at the school who both had babies cared for in the unit.
This year’s rag week included a variety of creative events; ‘dressing up days’ including Jungle Day and ‘what you want to be when you grow up’; reversed dressing – teachers in school uniform and students in mufti; a High Street collection; volley ball match against the teachers; and the school’s own version of the Bush Tucker Trials where teachers had to eat a variety of ‘horrible’ things.
Lauren (left) and Natalia (right) meet baby Albie Connolly and dad Neil Glamville. Albie was born 8 weeks early on the 6th March and weighed just 1.442 kg and needed respiratory support for 16 days.
Matron at the unit Audrey Elmore expressed her delight in receiving such a generous donation: “We are really grateful to the pupils for their support and for such enthusiastic fundraising. They have done amazingly well. We have such incredible support from our local community and it’s very much appreciated by all the staff here in the unit. And to receive a donation from another St Peter’s seems very fitting indeed! Our thanks to everyone involved.”
Head girl Natalia Rana (left) and fellow pupil Lauren Pickering (right) present the cheque to Matron Audrey Elmore
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 April 2011 13:11|