Schoolchildren step up for Altnagelvin patients
The pupils have been taking part in a fun exercise challenge to raise money for Altnagelvin Hospital.
The Western Health and Social Care Trust yesterday praised the “tremendous fundraising efforts of Lisnagelvin Primary School pupils who undertook a fun exercise challenge to raise money for Altnagelvin Hospital’s Trauma & Orthopaedic Unit”.
Colin Torrens, Principal at Lisnagelvin Primary School said: “Inspired by the fundraising efforts of Captain Tom Moore to raise funds for the NHS, the children wanted to raise money for our own local hospital.
“In the week leading up to what should have been the London marathon, the children were asked to take part in some exercise by walking round their garden 26 times, or walk 2.6km as part of their daily exercise, or do 26 bunny hops, or any other type of exercise relating to the number 26.
“They then went onto a JustGiving page and made a small donation.
“We set a target of £600 and we are delighted to raise an incredible total of £1,700 for Ward 5, Trauma & Orthopaedic Unit at Altnagelvin Hospital.”
A spokesperson for the Western Health and Social Care Trust said yesterday: “Thank you to the pupils and staff of Lisnagelvin Primary School your donation which will go into the patient’s comfort fund for the benefit of staff and patients on the ward.”