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Children's Ward Toy Donation

children's ward toy donation 8 nov

Back row: David Boddy, Headmaster, Jayne Auld, Ward Manager, Sarah Morley and Emma Booth, hospital play specialists.

Front row: Abigail head girl Megan Jackson, patient and Oliver, head boy.

The children's ward at DMH has received another generous donation of toys.   Children from Ravensworth School in Yarm visited the ward  alongside their headmaster, David Boddy and School Secretary, Gemma Brown to present the young patients with the new toys.   The school raised £300 by holding a series of raffles and small events at social and fundraising events arranged by the Friends Committee.   Years 5&6 children chose to donate to the children's ward in particular because they see it as a local cause and also because quite a few of the children from the school have been patients on the ward themselves. 

Jayne Auld the ward manager said: "We are extremely grateful for the efforts of the children and staff of Ravensworth School for this donation."

'I feel it is important to relay my experience back to let the staff know they are doing a brilliant job! I would like them to know I appreciated all they did for myself, my family and our beautiful baby girl.'

Patient, Labour Ward, Darlington Memorial Hospital