8th Dec, 2016

Solihull Scouts raise vital funds for Warwick Hospital children's ward

Solihull Editorial 8th Mar, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

ENTHUSIASTIC Beavers and Cub Scouts have rallied together to raise £1,400 for the children’s ward at Warwick Hospital.

Representatives from across Solihull Scout county chose the MacGregor Ward as their charity for the year after one of the leaders experienced first-hand the care provided there.

Youngsters have been doing everything from sponsored silences to cake sales, performing good deeds for family and taking part in a treasure hunt in a bid to raise as much cash as possible for the cause.

And Ian Carnell, acting county commissioner paid a visit to the children’s unit recently with district Beaver Scout leader, Sheila Cole to see how the money was being spent.

He said: “I was amazed at how much was collected and the enthusiasm of the children. Visiting the children’s ward was a great opportunity to see how the money we have raised will make a difference.

“Being in hospital is difficult for anyone, especially children, so I am delighted the money will go towards things to help make their stay a little easier.”

South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust play specialist Sue Moulton added: “It’s wonderful to see these young people so keen to help other children and we would like to thank everyone involved for such a kind donation.

“The money they have raised will be spent on outside games to help create a more fun and stimulating environment for our patients.”

The trust encourages members of the public to get involved with fund-raising for all areas of the organisation. Anyone who would like to fund-raise is asked to email charity@swft.nhs.uk or call 01926 495 321 ext 8049.