Hospital Employees Wear Silly Festive Sweaters For Save The Children UK
Thursday 21 December 2017
Staff at West Midlands Hospital wore their silly festive sweaters to raise cash for Save The Children UK.
Employees donned their Christmas jumpers, hats and socks with pride at a fundraising Christmas lunch for the national appeal.
All departments supported the lunch, including theatre, business office and reception staff and consultants, which was dished out during separate sittings in the hospital canteen.
Heads of Department served the food and a box of chocolates was awarded to Senior Staff Nurse Tracey Monastiri for the best Christmas jumper on the day after her dazzling light-up sweater caught the eye.
The hospital has also added to the festive spirit with an ‘Elf on the Shelf’ for a week - where one of Santa’s elves was photographed in a different part of the hospital each day.
The Elf spent time on the hospital Ward, in the Theatre, in the Outpatients department and on Reception keeping a close eye on things in the run up to Christmas.
Save The Children UK is a charity which does whatever it takes to save children and transform their futures.
It supports children with education and health and addresses key issues such as neglect, poverty and hunger - helping 22 million children in 2016.
West Midlands Hospital Matron Terri Burkett said: “This was a fantastic opportunity for staff to dig out their Christmas jumpers and raise money for a very worthy cause.
“I’d like to say a big thanks to staff for supporting this festive fundraising event and donating to a very worthy cause in the run up to Christmas.
“The Elf on the Shelf also added to the pre Christmas fun around the hospital.”