Warneford Hospital reception and everyone at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust were in for a lovely surprise when they received a gigantic Christmas card adorned with paper chains and children’s drawings. It is a creation of the Hedgehog class from the Windmill Primary School in Headington.
Office administrator Julie Gill from the school explains:
“We were contacted by Oxford Health Charity about care boxes that are delivered to front line NHS staff through the winter months, and they suggested that Christmas message from the children would be appreciated for the December boxes.”
The boxes are part Oxford Health Charity’s appeal to deliver morale-boosting treats for our staff working in hospitals, in mental health settings and out in the community.
“Hedgehog class, otherwise known as RVR or Miss Reynold’s class, made a really big card as a class effort, not realising that the card was supposed to go in a care box!”
But not to worry. When Oxford Health Charity picked up the care packs, they said the card would look lovely on the Warneford Hospital reception desk.
The card features a big Christmas tree decorated with paper chains which the four- to five-year-olds made all by themselves. Inside the card there are drawings of snowmen, Christmas trees and other winter delights, and of course, rainbows.
Now the lovely card is cheering up everyone at the trust. In the picture above, receptionist and out-of-hours coordinator Jade Barrett is showing the card for scale. Too big for a care box but just right for our reception!
A BIG THANK YOU to everyone at Hedgehog class and Windmill Primary School!