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Seven year old's design gets hospital stamp of approval 

Christmas has come early this year for seven-year-old Susannah Costley-White from Salisbury whose winning design was chosen for the Salisbury District Hospital postage stamp.

 

Susannah Costley-White is joined by Terry Cottle (left) and Rod Bushem from the Post Room team and Paul Freeman Portering Services Manager (centre)

 

Susannah was one of around 15 children in the Trust's holiday playscheme that worked to the theme of Christmas as part of their summer activities.

The idea was the brainchild of Portering Services Manager Paul Freeman, together with the Post Room team, as a way of fundraising for the Trust's children's fund. The stamp can only be used in the hospital's internal post with each strip of 13 stamps available for a suggested donation of £1.

Paul Freeman said: " Each year we deliver hundreds of cards as we go about our normal internal mail delivery around the hospital, and we just thought it would be a great way of raising money for children's services."

"All the designs were of a very high standard and Susannah's was particularly colourful. She decided to focus on the Christmas tree surrounded by four to five layers of coloured presents." Ends

Notes to editors:

The Children's fund supports and enhances the work of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Sarum Ward and the Children's Unit by funding state-of-the-art equipment and other facilities to benefit the thousands of children and babies who receive care and treatment at Salisbury District Hospital each year.

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 
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