Wairarapa schools­make char­i­ta­ble con­tri­bu­tion

Wairarapa News - - OUT & ABOUT - STAFF RE­PORTER

Wairarapa Hos­pi­tal has wel­comed a re­cent flood of stu­dent good­will from pupils from Had­low School and St Matthews Col­le­giate.

A group of St Matthews’ board­ers made colour­ful flower ar­range­ments and brought the small posies into the hos­pi­tal, de­liv­er­ing them to pa­tients on their board­ers’ week­end in, mak­ing a few days a bit brighter.

A group of Had­low stu­dents planned and de­liv­ered a ‘fam­ily fundraiser’ last Fri­day night, and nom­i­nated the hos­pi­tal as the re­cip­i­ent of their gen­eros­ity. They ex­pected to raise about $50 and were de­lighted they raised a far greater sum at fi­nal tally.

Fundrais­ing takes time and com­mit­ment, as well as a healthy dose of com­mu­nity ser­vice ethic, and DHB pro­ject man­ager, Jill Stringer, was im­pressed by the ini­tia­tive and plan­ning the boys demon­strated.

Stringer said she was glad the stu­dents were will­ing to help out such a wor­thy cause.

‘‘The stu­dents have learned some re­ally valu­able life skills, and our pa­tients will ben­e­fit. It will likely be spent in the out­pa­tients depart­ment, as that’s where a lot of chil­dren in­ter­act with our health ser­vices,’’ she said.

Jill Stringer of the DHB with Had­low school stu­dents Luke Buck­ley (left) & Shlok Kain­tura

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