When tasked to ‘make a difference’, students on Reaseheath College’s Level 3 Diploma in Public Services course chose to bring joy to children whose illnesses kept them in hospital over Christmas.
They focused on helping young patients at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, one of the country’s leading specialist hospitals, and donated well over £300 worth of Christmas presents. A committee, elected by course members, organised the whole activity including contacting the hospital, communicating with relevant departments, advertising their campaign, collecting donations and adding presents themselves. They then organised a visit to the hospital to deliver the gifts.
After receiving the gifts, Alder Hey Children’s Charity Director Clare Wright wrote to the college to say thank you to students and staff.
An extract from the letter : “On behalf of all our young patients, their families and staff here at Alder Hey, I would like to thank you for your very kind donation of various Christmas gifts for the children at Alder Hey. We really appreciate your help and support. Your support is a truly remarkable thing and really will make a lasting difference.”