St Matthew Academy Continues Support For Lewisham Hospital Children’s Ward

Staff and pupils at St Matthew Academy visited the children’s wards at University Hospital Lewisham (UHL) last week to present a cheque for £1,500!

The Academy raised the money at recent events including the Late Summer Fayre. The Primary phase at SMA also raised an additional £182.50 through a '2p Challenge,' in which pupils raced to fill a bucket with 2p coins.

All the money will be put towards the purchase of a COW (computer on wheels) and supplies for the parents’ lounge.

As well as these cheques, Year 11 pupil Davina Harris, also presented staff with a special teddy bear shaped sign for the Parents’ Room. Davina designed and made the red transparent acrylic sign at school using a laser cutter and etcher. (It goes without saying that she’s taking a GCSE in product design).

Val Davison, chair of Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, said: 'The dedication and passion for fundraising displayed by St Matthew Academy is nothing short of incredible. I would like to sincerely thank them for helping to make such a difference, and for caring so deeply about our patients and their families. Davina’s sign takes pride of place on the door of the parents’ lounge and looks brilliant.'

The Children's Ward at Lewisham Hospital will continue to be the main focus of our charitable fundraising at SMA as we move towards Christmas.