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Schools donating books

Southampton Hospital Charity is keen to work in partnership with schools, colleges and education groups, and already works with a numbers of schools across the region.

There are many ways for schools to get involved, whether it is a sponsored event, non-school uniform day, or a Christmas present or Easter egg collection for patients staying in hospital.

Supporting Southampton Hospital Charity is a great way to focus the fundraising efforts of your school, and fundraising activities could be concentrated in a charity week or spread out across various events throughout the year. 

Call us on 023 8120 8881 for more information.

Fundraising pack 

 

Learning about Southampton Hospital Charity

We are happy to come along to your school or college and conduct assemblies or class talks for any age group about our the work of University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust and Southampton Hospital Charity. We can make these assemblies both educational and interactive.
 
If you wish, we can also invite along a clinincal member of staff from the department that your donation will be benefitting so they can talk about the benefit to the patients. All of our charity staff and NHS staff have been CRB checked.
 

Dress down day

For a list of different fundraising ideas, simply visit our A-Z fundraising page
 
Common ideas are:
  • Dress down days
  • Cake sales
  • Children's party
  • Head shave
  • Sponsored silence
  • Talent shows
 
 

So how can we work together...

We can work with you as much or as little as you want. If you contact the charity office, we can provide you with ideas, or tell you about current child-related projects for your class or school to raise money for. Some of our ongoing projects with schools can be found below:

 

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Books as therapy

Books as Therapy is a bibliotherapy service at Southampton Children’s Hospital that uses books to help children experiencing difficult times on the hospital ward. Children and their families can benefit from specially selected tailored books that can be used for diversion, reassurance and comfort. These books will help the children cope, empower them and pave the way for them to disclose their worries or fears to their caregivers or their parents, fears that they might not otherwise have felt comfortable sharing. 

This project relies on donations, mainly from our Amazon wish list here. School and children could donate a book/a few books from this list per class for Christmas or Easter. These books have been chosen as they cover many of the emotions that our children patients, plus their siblings, feel when they are in hospital for long periods of time.

 

Childhood cancer awareness month


September is childhood cancer awareness month, and Southampton Hospital Charity always gets involved and helps to promote awareness of this national campaign.
 
In the UK an average of around 1,600 children are diagnosed with cancer each year, that's 30 children every week. Imagine how many children have gone to your school, then how many lives have been affected by cancer.
 
For more information on current projects, please call us on 023 8120 8881.