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Beavers and Scouts raise £1,400 for Warwick Hospital's children's ward

Leamington Editorial 7th Mar, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

ENTHUSIASTIC Beavers and Cub Scouts have rallied together to raise £1,400 for the children’s ward at Warwick Hospital.

Representatives from Solihull Scouts chose the MacGregor Ward as their charity for the year after one of the leaders experienced first-hand the care provided there.

Youngsters have been doing everything from sponsored silences to cake sales, performing good deeds for family and taking part in treasure hunts in a bid to raise as much cash as possible for the cause.

And acting county commissioner, Ian Carnell, paid a visit to the ward with district Beaver Scout leader Sheila Cole recently to see how the money was being used.

He said: “I was amazed at how much was collected and the enthusiasm of the children. Visiting the children’s ward was a great opportunity to see how the money we have raised will make a difference.

“Being in hospital is difficult for anyone, especially children, so I am delighted the money will help make their stay a little easier.”

South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust play specialist Sue Moulton added: “It’s wonderful to see these young people so keen to help other children and we would like to thank everyone involved for such a kind donation.

“The money they have raised will be spent on outside games to help create a more fun and stimulating environment for our patients.”

Anyone who would like to fund-raise is asked to email charity@swft.nhs.uk or call 01926 495 321 ext 8049.