Nurse Raises £400 For Children’s Play Area

By August 3, 2018News

A nurse has raised £400 for WHH Charity by purchasing and raffling off a Body Shop gift hamper.

Susie Schofield, who works in the inpatient unit at Willowbrook Hospice in St Helen’s, along with husband, Neil, who is also a nurse at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, and mother-in-law, Karen, pooled together to purchase the hamper worth £100. They then sold tickets to friends, family and work colleagues for £5 each and held a social evening at their home in Great Sankey where they announced the draw.

All of the money raised will go towards our Making Waves appeal, which aims to build an outdoor children’s play area at Warrington Hospital. We’re getting close to our £100,000 target; all we need is one final wave of support and we’ll be able to get started on building the play area!

Susie was inspired to raise money for our Children’s Ward because her son, Josh (pictured), was treated there on numerous occasions for breathing problems from the age of 3-12 months, with stays of up to two weeks at a time.

Now three years-old, Josh recently came off his final medication and has made a full recovery, for which the family are incredibly grateful and wanted to give back to the ward for their excellent care.

“Dr Satish was the consultant and we cannot thank him and his team enough,” said Susie.

“Both my husband and I cannot speak highly enough of the staff who treated Josh and our family with such kindness, despite the pressure of working in such busy areas.”

Helen, our Fundraising Manager, was incredibly grateful: “We are truly thankful that Josh’s family wish to make a difference to our hospital, and as we aim for the final £20,000 of our £100,000 target, receiving such a kind donation will help us achieve our goal of providing a bright, colourful play area sooner rather than later.”

To find out more about the Making Waves campaign and to see digital images of what it’s going to look like, click HERE