5 July 2019

Pupils at a school in Shrewsbury have donated more than £3,700 to a fund set up to benefit patients at the end of life at Shropshire’s two acute hospitals.

The Priory School presented a cheque for £3,732.32 to SaTH’s Swan Fund this week.

The Trust, which runs the Royal Shrewsbury and Princess Royal hospitals, intends to use the money to create a new Swan Room which allows patients and their families to have privacy and dignity at the end of life, as well as other end of life care improvements.

The Trust was one of the three charities chosen by the students who raised the money from trips and events including a visit to Area 51, cake sales and a colour run.

Jules Lewis, End of Life Care Facilitator at SaTH and Julia Clarke, Director of Corporate Governance at SaTH, were presented with the cheque at a school assembly this week.

Jules said: “I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone at the Priory School for this very generous donation. We have one chance to get it right, and this donation will make a real difference to our patients who are receiving end of life care at our hospitals.

“We intend to invite the students from the school into the hospitals so that they can see for themselves just how their fundraising has benefited our patients and their loved ones at the hardest of times.”