South Yorkshire students bring cheer to young patients

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South Yorkshire students have displayed their generosity by bringing bundles of Christmas cheer to young patients at Barnsley Hospital.

Students and staff from Barnsley College’s Childcare and Education Professions department visited the children’s ward at the hospital armed with gifts for patients ranging from 0-16 years old.

The visit was instigated by the students who bought presents such as toys, colouring books and clothing for the children.

Student Olivia Myles said: “It was nice to be able to take the presents into the hospital and it was rewarding to see the children’s reaction. I found it emotional knowing some of the children receiving the gifts will be in hospital for Christmas rather than at home.”

Emma Harvey, Tutorial Learning Mentor at the college, added: “Our students put a great deal of effort and time into buying the presents for the children and it was really pleasing to see their faces when the gifts were handed over.”

Find out more about Childcare and Education programmes at the college by visiting www.barnsley.ac.uk, calling 01226 216 123 or emailing info@barnsley.ac.uk.

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