Nursery children take Christmas cheer to patients’ bedsides
12 December 2012
An appeal to schoolchildren to help make Christmas cards for patients in Southend University Hospital brought a bumper postbag of colourful greetings.
Sackloads of cards festooned with cotton wool, glitter, feathers
and frills have been arriving at the hospital to boost the output
of the on-site Ladybird Nursery's own children.
Hundreds of cards were taken around the wards to give to
patients who are spending the run-up to the big day in a hospital
Dressed as donkeys, angels, shepherds and even a Christmas
pudding, the crocodile of children snaked its way around the
hospital corridors, handing out the cards and singing Christmas
Childcare business manager, Lisa Green, said the response to the
appeal for cards to hand to patients had been overwhelming.
She said: "Altogether, we had about 800 cards to distribute -
even more than last year. On behalf of our patients, we could like
to say a big thank you to everyone who contributed their artistic
talents to make this such a successful venture."
With pic: Some of the Ladybird Nursery children prepare to make
their postal deliveries on the wards.