“The doctors, nurses and all the staff do a lot for people so we wanted to do something for them .”
Critical Care staff at Walsall Manor Hospital were over the moon to receive a £4,500 donation from grateful local school pupils.
Generous students and staff from The Phoenix Collegiate raised the money for Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust’s Critical Care Unit (CCU) by taking part in a sponsored fun run as well as other charity events.
Students Hollie Vasey and Harvie Lal came to the trust with Headteacher Mike Smith to hand over the cheque to some of the unit’s staff.
Harvie, 15, said: “We did it as it was for a good cause. We feel good about it because the doctors, nurses and all the staff do a lot for people so we wanted to do something for them.”
Hollie, 12, added: “I’m glad we raised the money. I have family members who passed away from cancer and were treated in this hospital so it’s nice to give something back for all they have done.”
Senior Sister Becky Adams, CSW Abigail Hotchkins and Matron Angie Dixon came to personally meet the students and were amazed at how much they had raised.
They said: “This donation is absolutely amazing and will help fund an outside area which means long term patients will be able to have a space to spend time with family which will really help their recovery process.”