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