Thirsk school pupils bring Christmas cheer to Friarage

Pupils from Thirsk School have brought a bit of Christmas cheer to patients at the Friarage Hospital.

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Year-eight students delivered cards onto the Rutson ward and chatted to patients currently in the Northallerton hospital.

Teacher Emma Dinsdale said: “One of my pupils Hollie Kitchener suggested we do this and I thought it was a lovely idea. It’s just a simple way of giving something back to the local community and we were all happy to get involved.”

Patient David Bielby said: “It was a wonderful surprise, a great idea, and it should be done more often!”

Another patient Kath Walker added: “It’s brilliant and lovely – the first card I’d had this year! It’s so nice for the patients and I’m sure they’ll appreciate it – I know I have!”

Thirsk 2The remaining cards will be distributed by the staff on Christmas Day to patients who are still in hospital.

Hollie, who was joined by three of her classmates, said: “We just wanted to make them happy and let the patients know someone else is thinking about them.”

The pupils were Hollie Kitchener, Corey Twinn, Chloe Waterworth and Sebastian Rock.