Children at St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Evesham recently presented a cheque for £365.12 to Gemma Hooley, from Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity, to help them in their ongoing support of children and their families, who have received medical treatment at the Hospital.

The money was raised by the children at Christmas, from the collections following our Key Stage One performances of ‘Busy, Busy Bethlehem!’ and the choir’s musical performance for shoppers at Evesham Tesco's. They had chosen to support the hospital this year, as a number of their friends had received treatment there in the past year.

Gemma shared with us some of the wonderful ways this money will be able to help many patients in the future. She thanked the children for their hard work.

‘We were very proud of ourselves for raising money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity;’ said one choir member. ‘Quite a few of us have received treatment there.’

‘It gives us a good feeling to help people who are not as lucky as us.’

Headteacher Miss Jackie Smith added, ‘It is great to give the children opportunities to choose for themselves what they would like to raise funds for. They have fantastic ideas!’

In the picture Year Five pupils Nathan Koziol and Mia Emms present the cheque to Gemma Hooley.