Trust staff raise over £1000 for Children in Need
Last updated 22-Nov-11 21:02
Staff at Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals raised a whopping £1020 in one day for Children in Need last week, thanks to a combination of delicious desserts and colourful clothing.
The Children’s services at Barnet Hospital sold cakes, drinks and Pudsey Bear toys just inside the main entrance to the hospital, as well as the Discovery Bay classroom and Treasure Island Ward itself. Their colleagues at Chase Farm Hospital used a refreshments trolley to provide similar baked delights at various locations throughout the site. Together, the Children’s services raised over £550.
Meanwhile, their friends in the Central Appointments Office held a fancy dress day and raffle as well as a cake sale of their own. With costumes ranging from pirates to nuns and everything inbetween, they plundered a heavenly haul of approximately £470.
Doris Darkwah and Susan Horton, Play Specialists in Children’s Services, said: “On behalf of Kingfisher Ward at Chase Farm, Treasure Island Ward & Discovery Bay classroom at Barnet, we would like to say a huge thank you and a Pudsey Bear big hug to everyone who so generously donated to The Children in Need appeal. We would especially like to thank all those staff at Chase Farm who so kindly baked & donated cakes for us to sell. It was certainly the homemade cakes that proved the most popular!”
Tina Cash, Appointments Officer, said: “A big thank you to all staff for baking gorgeous cakes and for dressing up making the day a lot of fun. A big, big thank you to all our visitors/patients and staff for their generous donations. We had a fantastic day! We feel very proud that we were able to donate to this worth while cause.”
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