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.
Learning about Southampton Hospital Charity
- 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:
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.