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Children say thank you to their school and support hospital unit 

Children leaving Britford CofE Primary School for secondary education have clubbed together to buy a  bench and insect boxes to present to the school as a thank you for the start they have been given to their school lives.



Children receive the bench outside the Wessex Rehabilitation Unit.  Back row: LtoR George Hounslow, Dave Spreadbury (Technical Instructor at Salisbury District Hospital), Sophie Doel, Lois Doel, Florence Fell-Armour. Front Row: Natasha white, Saskia Ennew, Jessica Herbert-Smith, Jacob Parker.


The bench was made especially for the children by patients in the Wessex Rehabilitation Unit at Salisbury District Hospital and is engraved with all the names of the children in Year 6.


Parent Governor for Britford CofE Primary School and Sarum  Ward Junior Sister, Lois Doel said: “When the children decided that they wanted to do something to express their thanks for all opportunities they have been given at school,  it seemed fitting to buy a bench that would benefit the school and all the children that will come here over the years. They also  bought three insect boxes that could be placed around the playground.“


“As I work at the hospital,  I know that patients in the Wessex Rehabilitation Unit  make some wonderful things,  and we thought  this would be a great way that the children could say thank you to the school and  support  a very good cause in their local community.”


Each of the seven children donated £20 to the unit  and the bench will be positioned in the school playground allowing children to appreciate some quiet time and social activity. Ends


For further information please contact:

Patrick Butler, Public Relations Manager, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. Tel: 01722 425170 

Page Last Updated: 08/05/2014 10:05 
Printed from Salisbury NHS Foundation Website