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Walsall college students donate presents to young patients in hospital

2023-12-21T10:22:19+00:00Thursday 21 December 2023|

A group of students are definitely on Santa’s good list after working together to bring some festive cheer to Walsall’s young patients facing the prospect of Christmas in hospital.

The Law, Criminology and Psychology students from Walsall College set up a fundraiser by creating a JustGiving page and hosting a staff raffle.

In just three weeks, they raised an incredible total of £522. With this money, they bought presents, toys and activities to accommodate all ages from babies to teenagers and handed them over to Walsall Healthcare’s Well Wishes charity to distribute.

They all said: “It felt very fulfilling to be able to do this as we wanted to make a difference to the children who will be in hospital during Christmas time.

“Our family and friends were also really proud of what we were able to achieve and have been super supportive. This was our first time fundraising and it is something we will definitely want to do again.”

Georgie Westley, Fundraising Manager at Walsall Healthcare said: “A massive thank you to Charnelle, Dumisile, Elizabeth, Mollie, Oliwia and Zakona for all their hard work to raise money and buy presents for our young patients. As we know, the hospital is the last place people want to be in during Christmas, especially for children, so to be able to hand these out will make such a difference to their experience and we are so appreciative.”

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