Clients and staff at the Castle Hill Unit have been tackling a weighty issue this week, all in aid of Children in Need. Patients, visitors and staff at St Luke’s Hospital are being asked, ‘How heavy is Henry?’
Henry is a large teddy bear that was kindly donated to the unit by a Huddersfield stall holder. Money will be raised by asking patients, visitors and staff at the hospital for a small donation to guess the weight of the bear.
Clients from the Castle Hill Unit, which is run by the South West Yorkshire Mental Health NHS Trust, were keen to raise money for Children in Need and imaginatively decided on this years theme at one of their regular ‘patients meetings.’ Everybody involved worked hard on the project, holding meetings to plan the event, producing a variety of colourful posters and adapting a trolley to include a large set of scales, enabling Henry to be wheeled around the wards.
Chris Nolan, senior staff nurse said, ‘Everyone at the Castle Hill Unit were really enthusiastic about raising money for Children in Need, carrying on with the success of last years activities. It has been a positive experience for everybody involved, with many of the clients actively asking if they can help out. It has given everybody a real sense of achievement to see the project through from the planning stages to the end product. We can’t wait to see if we’ve managed to beat last years total, and to see how heavy Henry really is!