South Lee School help local children breathe easy
South Lee School’s Early Years department spent the last academic year tirelessly fundraising for My WiSH Charity supporting the paediatric asthma unit at West Suffolk Hospital. They raised over £5600 to purchase a Niox machine which highlights lung infection.
Staff and children raised the money through various events including a swishing evening, Christmas workshop and a cake and book sale in Barclays Bank.
Julie Head, head of early years, said “We wanted to ensure our fundraising helped both children and the local community. We all know someone who has asthma and if we can help make diagnosis easier then that is just fantastic”.
Liz Honeywood, paediatric respiratory nurse specialist said “This machine is just brilliant and we can’t thank South Lee enough. It helps us to monitor inflammation in the airways in a fun way by the children having to keep a cloud or balloon in the air. This can avoid the need for a blood test so will be of great benefit to the unit”.