December 21, 2018
Pupils make donations to Ninewells hospital
With the desire to give back and spread some joy, the pupils of SS Peter and Paul Primary School visited the NICU and the paediatrics department at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, on 28 November, loaded down with gifts.
Ava Jowett, Caitlin McKeith and Kyhran Gray visited the two wards with their deputy head teacher Laura McKenzie to hand over gifts. The three pupils are members of Rota Kids, Rotary's organisation for children.
Kyhran says: "I was just in hospital and there wasn't much to do, so we wanted to donate some things to the children's hospital. We had cake sales and a quiz night to raise money, and we asked if they wanted the money or toys and they wanted toys."
Laura adds:, "Their hard work and motivation have allowed them to raise around £400. They decided to split the money between NCIU and Ward 29 at Ninewells. The money collected allowed them to purchase gifts for each of the wards."
Alison Findlay, senior charge nurse at the NICU, says: "It was such a lovely experience meeting three very kind and thoughtful pupils and their head teacher. Their generous gift and donation of the baby miniboo comforters will help comfort and support our babies and their mums during separation in NICU."