Students make hundreds of Christmas cards for NNUH patients
Schoolchildren have been praised after making and decorating hundreds of Christmas cards for patients at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH).
Pupils at Cromer Junior School made more than 300 cards, which will be distributed to patients on the older people’s wards at the hospital on Christmas day.
Eight-year-old Charlotte Daniels, who came up with the idea, delivered the cards to staff on Loddon ward yesterday (18th December).
Charlotte, who also wrote 50 cards for patients at Benjamin Court, in Cromer, approached her school council who agreed that every student at the junior school would write a card for patients at NNUH.
Her mum Helena Adams said: “As a part of Charlotte’s advent countdown each year we try to do an activity each day to emphasise the true meaning of Christmas, which mainly concentrates on charitable activities and to spread a little joy and kindness.
She was thinking of older people who might be alone at Christmas and it took off from there.”
Each Christmas card has been designed and decorated with the message “we wish you a Merry Christmas from the children at Cromer Junior School.”
Matron Hannah Absalom said: “We’d like to thank Charlotte and her class mates for this lovely gesture, which will bring some extra Christmas spirit to the wards this year.
We give out a present to every patient in hospital on Christmas day and these cards will be very welcome.”