Scout group at Sheffield Children's Hospital reaches 2,500 members

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The Scout group at Sheffield Children's Hospital has reached a major milestone

The 1st Sheffield Children's Hospital Scout has gone from strength to strength since it was founded in 2007.

The group, which helps to get poorly children off the hospital wards and is open to children of any age, has hit 2,500 members.

The special nature of the group means that the traditional scouting programme is adapted to that is suits the needs of the children who join.

Leader Megan Duffield said: "It’s a fantastic break away from the normal rush of hospital and it’s great to see the young people enjoying themselves in a relaxed environment.

"The numbers speak for themselves, to have our 2,500th member in our 10th year of operating is amazing."

Scout group leader Kay Thompson, who has been with the group since it started, said: "Reaching the 2,500th member last night was just brilliant.

"I've been with the group since we started 10 years ago, so it was a very special milestone.

"The Scout group gets the children off the wards, it gives them and their parents or carers a break and provides something totally different to focus on - it introduces them to the world outside the hospital.

"The hospital staff are really supportive and we hope it continues for many years to come.”

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