St Albans school shows support for Lister Hospital’s oncology patients

PUBLISHED: 17:00 16 August 2016

The consoles were taken to Lister Hospital by, from back left,Lauren O'Neil, Caitlin Waller, Chad Martindale, and Michelle Yapp. In front: Stacey Slattery, the Lister play specialist and a little girl who is currently undergoing treatment at the hospital who gratefully received them.

The consoles were taken to Lister Hospital by, from back left,Lauren O'Neil, Caitlin Waller, Chad Martindale, and Michelle Yapp. In front: Stacey Slattery, the Lister play specialist and a little girl who is currently undergoing treatment at the hospital who gratefully received them.

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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.

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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