Students make Christmas cards for patients in hospital

School pupils in Dudley have been getting creative by making and donating written Christmas cards to give to inpatients at hospital on Christmas Day.

Some of the hospital staff with the cards
Some of the hospital staff with the cards

After the success of their Inpatient Christmas Card Appeal last year, The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Russell's Hall Hospital, has been reaching out to local schools, asking them to donate handwritten Christmas cards that they can share with patients spending their Christmas at hospital.

Church of the Ascension Primary School, Sutton School, Pegasus Academy and Crestwood School and Sixth Form have all been getting involved, bringing the total number of donated cards to more than 1,000.

The Trust’s chief executive Diane Wake said: “We are so grateful to all the local students who have contributed to our Inpatient Christmas Card Appeal. The year 2020 has been difficult for many, which is why it is so important for us to keep our Christmas traditions and help spread a bit of festive cheer to those who need it most.”

“Our inpatients absolutely loved receiving such special Christmas cards last year, and I can’t wait to see the hospital full of kind well wishes once again.”

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