Nurseries, schools and colleges across Bath, Somerset and Wiltshire are being invited to take part in an exclusive fundraising event called Pounds for Patients on Friday 13 October.

Pounds for Patients is organised by The Forever Friends Appeal, the primary charity for the Royal United Hospitals Bath. The event is flexible for everyone; pupils, teachers and parents. Schools simply decide how they want to fundraise on the day and everyone who participants donates £1. All proceeds raised go towards
helping the RUH continue to deliver the best possible care to its patients and their families.

Emily Lynch, Events and Community Officer, The Forever Friends Appeal, explained, “We wanted to create an event that is affordable for everyone and we would love to have as many nurseries, schools and colleges join us on the day. It’s up to the schools to decide how they fundraise, whether they have a fancy dress day, organise a teddy bears picnic, or run a baking competition.”

The schools who take part can choose to either raise funds for the hospital’s main Cancer Care Campaign, the RNHRD & Therapies Campaign or raise funds for a ward or department of their choice.

Among the school’s supporting the fundraising is King Edward’s Pre-Prep and Nursery in Bath. The schools head, Jayne Gilbert, explained, “We are delighted to be supporting The Forever Friends new Pounds for Patients campaign and will be organising a number of fund raising activities throughout the school year to help raise money for this vital campaign to support patients and their families who visit or stay at the RUH. Being based in Weston, it’s very much a local campaign to the school so very dear to our hearts.”

Emily added, “If you would like your nursery, school or college to take part in Pounds for Patients, simply sign up on our website and in return you’ll receive our fundraising pack, full of creative ideas on how you can raise funds for the RUH.

“Plus, ‘Big Ted’, our friendly, loveable mascot for The Forever Friends Appeal may even pay your nursery or school a visit and there’ll be other prizes to be won on the day.”

For more information about Pounds for Patients visit foreverfriendsappeal.co.uk