Mark thanks hospi­tal for help­ing his mates

Penrith Press - - NEWS -

WHEN he saw the great care two mates re­ceived at West­mead Chil­dren’s Hospi­tal, Mark Nielsen de­cided to give the busy hospi­tal a help­ing hand.

So the 13-year-old Pen­rith Angli­can Col­lege stu­dent came up with the idea of hold­ing a raf­fle in cafes over the Easter hol­i­days.

On Tues­day the Year 8 stu­dent proudly handed over the re­sult of his hard work to West­mead’s Ben San­der­son: a do­na­tion of $1526.

“I was wrapted,’’ Mark said. “The hospi­tal told me the money would go to an ex­cel­lent cause so I am re­ally happy. I made two big Easter bas­kets, with plush bun­nies and lots of choco­lates and Easter eggs and sold tickets at Mr Bright­side (in Pen­rith ) and Cafe 2773 in Glen­brook.

“I just thought it would be a good thing to do af­ter see­ing the help the hospi­tal for help­ing my two friends through a dif­fi­cult time in their lives.’’

One of Mark’s raf­fle bas­kets.

Mark and Ben San­der­son.

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