St Mary’s College, Hull, Fairtrade Group donates £100 to the Neo-natal Baby Unit fund at Hull Royal Infirmary
Throughout the year, the nine members of the Year Ten Fairtrade Group at St Mary’s College, Hull, work tirelessly to promote Fairtrade throughout the school and the local community. Each week, they sell a variety of Fairtrade goods and, over the course of the last year, they made a considerable profit, £100 of which they decided to donate to the Baby Unit at Hull Royal Infirmary. The Baby Unit has recently cared for the babies of two of our members of staff and the devotion and care given to them by everyone in the Baby Unit has been outstanding. The students wanted their donation to show how much they appreciated the work of the Unit.
Lynn Cawkwell, secretary to the Consultants, arranged for four members of the Group (Leanne Berry, Josie Driver, Cristina Doherty and Olivia Griffiths) to go to the Baby Unit on Tuesday 9th November to present the cheque to Matron Tracey Bateman. They could not have received a warmer welcome. Matron spoke beautifully of how much the donation meant and how important such contributions were to the work of the Unit. Everyone then posed for a photograph with the presentation cheque. It was a really special occasion.
In all, the Fairtrade Group has raised over £600 this year, which has been donated to various charities, local and national.