[T]hey have pushed, pulled, sung and quizzed members of their family and friends on their pop knowledge and now, after almost a term’s worth of unstinting support, pupils from St Paul’s CE Junior School, Barrow, have been able to present the fruits of their labour – a staggering £1,051.61 donation – to Bay Hospitals Charity’s Bayb’s Maternity Appeal.
Appeal co-ordinator Heidi Bowron, who was invited into school to receive the money, said: “We have had the most brilliant support from St Paul’s. Its pupils helped us launch our Big Push campaign and then held their own sponsored Big Push event and afternoon tea. The school choir also performed in the foyer of Furness General Hospital where we have our charity office and organised a pop quiz. However, the amount the school has managed to raise has staggered us. We are extremely grateful to all the children, their families, teachers and everyone connected with St Paul’s.”
The money raised will go towards funding “extras” for the new maternity unit being built at Furness General Hospital. These ”extras” fall outside the remit of what the NHS is able to fund but have been added to a shopping list of items, all designed to make the unit second to none in the country while giving it a real home from home feel for local families and for newborns, the best possible start in life.
To find out more and make a donation, call in to the Bay Hospitals Charity office at the entrance to Furness General Hospital or visit Bay Hospitals Charity’s website at www.bayhospitalscharity.org