|Frenchay celebrates Euro 2012|
|Thursday, 14 June 2012 08:42|
Young patients at Frenchay Hospital are getting into the Euro 2012 spirit thanks to the support of Football sticker producers Panini.
Hundreds of stickers featuring players in the Tournament taking place this summer have been donated to the Barbara Russell Children’s Unit.
14 year old Ben Thompson from Bradley Stoke and Joe Allen who is 11 years old and from Abbots Leigh were among the first to open some of the packs donated by Panini.
Kate Derrick from the Unit’s Play Team said, “We are really delighted to receive this donation. It’s a lovely way for our young patients to celebrate Euro 2012 and feel part of the action.
Kate added, “We will be creating a special wall poster for our unit with the donated stickers. It’s going to be lots of fun for the children we are caring for.”
The Barbara Russell Children’s Unit is a centre of excellence for the treatment of children’s burns, neurological conditions and orthopaedic surgery. It cares for more than 2,000 children every year from across the South West and beyond.
Some of the first packs opened by the children included much sought after stickers of Wayne Rooney and other England players.
Trevor Reid from the Shine Together charity at Frenchay and Southmead Hospitals said, “We would like to pass our thanks to staff at Panini for supporting our Children’s Unit.
"It’s a kind gesture and will mean a lot to our young patients who are watching Euro 2012 with great excitement.”