Children’s ward staff raise over £3,000 after Three Peaks Challenge

Staff from the Children’s Ward at the Hospital have raised over £3,000 for the Stars Appeal after taking on the Three Peaks Challenge.

Team Sarum successfully completed two of the three peaks, Snowdon and Ben Nevis, but unfortunately the bad weather scuppered their plans to climb Scafell Pike as it was deemed unsafe to attempt the climb.

The group also included some of the staff member’s friends and family. Gemma Channell, Catherine Morris, Jodie Williams, Clare Smith, Lucy Chalk, Savannah Hancock, Nicole Earley, Sarah Hoppe, Stacey Burton, Savri Hosseini, Sophie Channell and Cian Hancock did the challenge over two days, starting on July 15.

Team Sarum said the challenge was “really hard” but it was a “rewarding” experience to be able to raise money for the Children’s Ward.

They added: “We can’t wait to see the money raised put into action to support our patients on Sarum Ward.

“We want to thank everyone who supported us.”

Members of the team, Sophie and Gemma Channell, Nicole Earley, and Claire Smith, celebrated their achievement during a cheque presentation on the ward with Children’s Ward staff Peta Coulson-Smith and Stars Appeal Hospital Ambassadors and consultant paediatricians, Dr Rowena Staples and Dr Seb Gray.

Generous support like this enables us to fund state-of-the-art equipment, enhancements to the children’s ward environment, multi-sensory toys, and a Stars Appeal Play Assistant. We are also able to provide a dedicated parents’ flat and pulldown beds so parents can stay by their child’s bedside.

Find out more about our projects supporting Sarum Children’s Ward by clicking here.

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