Search

Schoolchildren sing carols to patients and visitors at King George Hospital

11:22 21 December 2012

Choirs from The Palmer Catholic Academy and St John’s Roman Catholic School

Choirs from The Palmer Catholic Academy and St John’s Roman Catholic School

Archant

Schoolchildren have been bringing some festive cheer to patients and visitors at King George Hospital in Goodmayes with carol singing.

Children from The Palmer Catholic Academy, in Aldborough Road South, Seven Kings, and Uphall Primary School, in Uphall Road, Ilford, got into the Christmas spirit with carols, tinsel and Santa hats.

Pupils from St John’s Roman Catholic School, in Turpins Lane, Woodford Green, also joined in the fun.

They serenaded people coming and going at the hospital in Barley Lane, Goodmayes.

A passer-by said: “It was a lovely surprise when I entered the main entrance whilst the children were singing and it got me very much in the mood for Christmas.”

The singing was organised by the King George and Queen’s Hospital Charity.

The charity aims to improve staff and visitor welfare at both hospitals but there are “strict guidelines” to separate the money from hospital trust funds.

Donations have been used to buy a Christmas present for every patient in both hospitals.

0 comments

Latest News Stories

07:00
Cllr Wes Streeting, cabinet member for health and wellbeing

Another new deal has been struck by Redbridge Council to allow swimmers to use a school pool for swimming lessons.

Yesterday, 19:00
Dr Dhanuson Dharmasena leaves Southwark Crown Court. Picture: PA

A doctor from Clayhall accused of carrying out female genital mutilation on a mother said he thinks it is an “abhorrent practice” and is “deeply embarrassed”, a court heard.

Yesterday, 18:18
NHS unions have called off industrial action

NHS trade unions have suspended industrial action due to take place across London on Thursday.

Yesterday, 14:19
Rabbi Sufrin speaking at the Holocaust Memorial service at Holocaust Memorial Garden in Valentines Park in Ilford

The fallout of the Paris terror attacks could be clearly felt as faith leaders, councillors and school children marked Holocaust Memorial Day today (Tuesday).

Most read news

Fans of cool pictures of fire – this one’s for you.

Have you noticed lots of ladies with smudged lippie on social media lately? Find out why they’re deliberately committing a make-up faux pas.

Emergency declared as blizzard is expected to dump up to 24 inches of snow.

With 100 days to go until the General Election we decided to give it a try.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ilford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24
Our trusted business finder