‘Grateful’ girl gives hospital birthday funds
- Credit: Archant
A usual children’s birthday list is filled with toys and games but a five-year-old Huntingdon girl has asked for donations to help the children’s ward at Hinchingbrooke Hospital which saved her life.
Since her first birthday Daisy Bell, of Bradshaw Close, and her family, has been asking for funds for the Holly Ward after she was treated by staff when she was born, and last Sunday was no different.
“We are so very proud that Daisy wants to give donations to the Holly Ward as we are eternally gratefully to them,” said mum, Sianade Bell.
“They have saved her life a couple of times and without them we wouldn’t have Daisy.
“After we came out of the Holly Ward we knew we wanted to give something back to the staff.”
The Thongsley Fields school pupil was born with meningitis and suffers from hydrocephalus and has undergone nine brain surgeries, including operations for a shunt fitted to relieve the pressure of fluid on the brain.
So far Daisy and her family have raised more than £3,600 for the ward thanks to donations from friends and family from her birthday parties.
- 1 New mayor of Huntingdon unveiled at annual town council meeting
- 2 7 places where you can tuck into a carvery in Cambridgeshire
- 3 Passengers 'thrown from seats' when train sped through Peterborough
- 4 Suspected sleeping driver with child on board stopped on A1(M)
- 5 REVEALED: The 'gang of five' who want Dr Nik Johnson gone
- 6 Fresh wave of Camp Beagle protests as vans arrive at Wyton complex
- 7 Tomorrow's lunar eclipse: How and when to see it
- 8 Exclusive look at photograph taken at RAF Warboys from IWM's new The Royal Family in Wartime book
- 9 Platinum Jubilee: 100-person laser tag tournament in woods near Huntingdon
- 10 Meet the volunteers making a difference for Ukrainians in Huntingdonshire
During the party, which this year was a penguin theme, there were a host of children’s games and also a raffle and prizes.
All donations from this year’s party have now been taken to the hospital, following the family’s tradition to help the ward.