Shoeboxes to benefit children with cancer

Children from Forres Sandle Manor hand over their shoeboxes at Salisbury District Hospital.

Children from Forres Sandle Manor hand over their shoeboxes at Salisbury District Hospital.

First published in News

CHILDREN from Forres Sandle Manor Pre-Prep have given their backing to WellyWalk, a childhood cancer charity.

Headteacher Tracy Spottiswood said: “Imagine, if you can begin to bear to, the horror of your child being diagnosed with cancer.

“Then imagine the long hours that may have to be spent in hospital wards or clinics.

“For one of our parents at Forres Sandle Manor Pre-Prep this became a reality, made even worse by the fact that there was often nothing to do as children with decreased immunity cannot share toys and materials with others. WellyWalk was set up to meet this need, and prepares art and craft boxes that can be given to those who want them.”

Two children from the school and Jane Brown, a trustee for the WellyWalk charity, gave the boxes to Jane Poole, a member of the play-worker team in the day unit and Sarum Ward.

For more information about WellyWalk go to wellywalk.com.

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