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Usborne books donated for young patients to enjoy

Usborne Book Organiser, Vikki Dernham, has once again kindly donated over £1,000 worth of books to the children’s wards at Derriford Hospital, for young patients to read and enjoy.

Vikki and Sue with the Play Service “For the last four years, myself and Val Pippen, a fellow Usborne Book Organiser, have arranged a community book pledge for the young patients at Derriford Hospital,” explains Vikki. “Lots of local businesses donate entrance tickets to places such as Dartmoor Zoo and Pennywell Farm, and we auction these off to raise funds.

“We also organise various other fundraising events such as cake sales, we run a ‘name the bear’ competition and also encourage customers to donate at events and parties we attend. Everyone is always very supportive and gives generously to help the children staying at Derriford to have some lovely new books to enjoy.”

Sue Rodgers, Play Service Team Leader at Derriford Hospital and Fundraising Co-ordinator for the Children’s Happy Hospital Fund said: “What a fantastic donation! This is the fourth year that Vikki and her team have made a donation of books and each year it is getting bigger and bigger.

“We can’t thank them and their contributors enough for these excellent books. They are a big hit with the children and their parents.”

To find out more about raising money for University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, please visit https://www.plymouthhospitals.nhs.uk/fundraising

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