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Refectory ramblers raise money for children’s ward

Six modern day dinner ladies, known as the refectory ramblers, completed a sponsored walk along the Itchen navigation system near Winchester to raise money for the G4 children’s ward at Southampton General Hospital.

Nan, Joy Wetherill raised £700.73 for Southampton Hospital Charity as a thank you to staff in the Southampton ward. Her granddaughter Chloe Wild, 11, needs to have regular dialysis due to renal failure, so Joy see’s firsthand how the money can be used.

Joy, said: “It’s incredible that we raised this much money. The staff who treat Chloe are amazing and really look after her, which is why we wanted to do something to give back to the ward.

I want to say a massive thank you to my friends who took part – Val Schwedler, Corinne Wyatt, Kelly Snow, Sarah Dixon and Tina Hyde. We now all want to do more in 2015!”

Fiona Delement, play specialist, comments: “We are so thankful to people like Joy who raise money for Southampton Hospital Charity to benefit our children’s wards. The money means that we can provide a source of distraction for the children while they are undergoing treatment. This is essential, especially if they have to be in regularly. Thank you.”

All six ladies work as dinner ladies for Eden Food Services at Eastleigh College.

To find out more, please contact the Southampton Hospital Charity offices on 023 8120 8881 or 

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