Local School's Continued Sibling Support

Even more families are now able to better entertain siblings during hospital stays thanks to the continued efforts of pupils from a local school.
Year seven pupils from Blythe Bridge High School and Sixth Form have worked with UHNM Charity to put together and donate a number of ‘sibling packs’ to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Children's Department at the Royal Stoke University Hospital.

The packs, containing children’s toys, books and arts and craft materials will be given out to families when they arrive to keep children entertained.
Staff and pupils from the school visited the Royal Stoke to hand over the packs.
Laura Pheasey from Blythe Bridge High School and Sixth Form said: “During our visit we gave 90 sibling packs to NICU and 90 to Children’s. We were also able to donate £220 to each department raised through the efforts of our pupils and their families."
"Pupils were all given £1 and asked to either purchase an item for a sibling pack, or raise as much money as possible. They were fantastic, for example, we had a former NICU baby raise £180 by doing a park run, and another £200 by climbing Snowdon."
In addition to the sibling packs, the school have also put together a number of parent packs containing toiletries and other essential items.

If you would like to fundraise for UHNM Charity visit www.uhnmcharity.org.uk for more information, or call 01782 676444 to speak to one of the UHNM Charity team.