The 2nd Torpoint Scouts Group had a very personal reason for making a donation of £308 towards Derriford Children’s Cancer Service.
“One of our cubs spent some time on the children’s cancer ward last year whilst receiving treatment for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He has a brother in our scout troop who visited him on the ward”, said Sue Gosling, Assistant Group Scout Leader. “We wanted to show our appreciation to the staff for the care they gave the cub and his family. We are delighted that he is making an excellent recovery.”
Every year St George’s Day (23 April) is a big event for the Scouts. St George was chosen as the patron saint for scouting by Lord Baden-Powell who thought his legend displayed faith, courage and perseverance – all great qualities for the aspiring Scout.
Each group takes it in turn to organise the celebration for their district and this year it was the 2nd Torpoint Scout Group’s turn to host the church service. The honour allows them to choose the charity to receive the collection.
Corinne Bailey, Plymouth Hospitals Charity Development Manager, said: “We’d like to thank the Torpoint Scouts for this wonderful donation. Their fundraising will go towards the redecoration of the old school room. We’re converting it into a day-case treatment space that will now be beautifully decorated. We hope that by making it a happy, warm and friendly environment for children who are having on-going chemotherapy treatments as day patients, the experience will be better for everyone.”
To find out more about how you can fundraise or make a donation to University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, please visit https://www.plymouthhospitals.nhs.uk/fundraising