Wairarapa schoolsmake charitable contribution
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