Local children donate to Kingfisher ward
Last updated 17-Mar-10 10:52
A group of local children belonging to the Iqra Jannah Club have donated £110, as well as books and DVDs, to Chase Farm Hospital's Kingfisher ward.
During the Holy month of Ramadan the children had been learning about the importance of helping those in need and giving charity. They chose Chase Farm Hospital for their charity as most of them were born there. Many of the children had been treated at the hospital at one time or another, and recognised the important work the staff at the hospital do.
The children visited the hospital and met the staff at Kingfisher children's ward. They were given a tour of the ward and decided to raise money for much needed equipment. They also decided to donate books and DVDs too.
The money was raised by a variety of activities including sponsored prayer learning, sponsored fasts (for the older children) and asking for donations from friends and family.
Arlene Rodrigues, the mother of one of the children, said "We are most grateful to the Kingfisher ward staff for taking the time to organise our visits, and giving the children an insight into the amazing work they all do."
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