St Albans school shows support for Lister Hospital’s oncology patients
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Young cancer patients at a local hospital are enjoying the use of games consoles in between treatment sessions, after they were donated by kind-hearted pupils at a St Albans secondary school.
The equipment was presented to the Lister Hospital in Stevenage recently by Chad Martindale, who has had surgery and treatment for a brain tumour, along with friends - fellow pupils - and representatives of Sandringham School.
Chad’s sister, Tilly, said, it was, “important for Chad to get a PlayStation and Xbox for the teenage oncology room at Lister, which has recently been renovated.”
Tilly said a little girl currently undergoing treatment at Lister “gratefully received the consoles”.
The room also has an end-of-treatment bell that was also donated through Chad and his supporters’ charity fundraising efforts – in that case a golf day held last year – which children ring upon completion of their treatment.
In late 2013, the school raised money for the children’s oncology and haematology ward at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.
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The money raised helped to buy new resources and toys for a school room, play room and a teenage room in the ward, in aid of young patients.
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