Bradford primary school raise over £1,600 for hospital radiology department

    Bradford Royal Infirmary’s Radiology department welcomed local school pupils to their ward after a fundraising event brought in over £1,600.

    Pupils from St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School in Clayton raised £1,687.50 for the Rays a Smile appeal by taking part in Bradford Hospitals’ Charity sponsored abseil.

    The children and their teachers visited the hospital to see how Rays a Smile is helping to make the Radiology department less scary and more welcoming for young patients who need a scan.

    Consultant Paediatric Consultant, Dr LeeAnne Elliott, gave the children a guided tour of the new children’s waiting room and the snuggle room for babies.

    Dr Elliott also presented the pupils with a certificate of thanks for their fantastic donation and also other fundraising they have done for the hospitals’ charity over the years.

    The Rays a Smile appeal, launched earlier this year, aims to raise £250,000 to make radiology services at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust more child friendly.

    The changes it aims to implement, include creating a brighter, more child-friendly environment.

    It is hoped these changes will benefit all patients, potentially speeding up scan times due to people feeling less anxious.

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