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Southtown Primary hand over cheque to our charity

24 October 2022

Southtown Primary donation - four young pupils, two boys and two girls, stand inside their school holding a large cheque. Maxine, our charity co-ordinator, stands just behind them. 

We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone at Southtown Primary School after they handed over more than £175 to our hospital charity last week.

The school held two fundraising events this term – a cake sale and a non-uniform day – and decided to donate to three charities – Children with Cancer UK, Brain Tumour Research and our hospital.

The cake sale proved to be really successful after families of students were asked to bring in cakes to sell. The stalls were staffed by children in Year 6 and they also held a raffle to win one of three large cakes, including one decorated to celebrate 40 years of the James Paget, pictured below.

The cake made to celebrate our hospital's 40th birthday - this is decorated in blue buttercream swirls, little white stars and mini white marshmallows, with a white on blue NHS and a rainbow standing up on the back of the cake.

The non-uniform day saw families making a donation so that students could wear their play clothes to school.

Between the two events £525.19 was raised and this was split between the three charities.

Southtown Primary headboy James, headgirl Payton, deputy headboy Lucas and deputy headgirl Eva presented our Charity Co-ordinator Maxine Taylor with a giant cheque in an assembly last week after the school’s amazing efforts.

Maxine said; “We’d like to thank everyone involved in this fundraising including pupils, families and staff at the school. It’s really kind of you to think of our hospital and our patients and we are really grateful for your support – thank you so much.”