Seven-year-old stays silent for whole day to raise money for hospital scanner appeal
PUBLISHED: 19:00 24 July 2017
A seven-year-old girl took part in a sponsored silence to raise money for Weston General Hospital’s scanner appeal.
Ceira Pointon, aged seven, was inspired to raise money for the appeal after she was a patient there.
She was also following in her sister’s footsteps, as she had previously taken part in a sponsored silence for the British Heart Foundation.
Her mum, Alison, said: “She wanted to give something back to the hospital as they were so nice to her.”
Ceira was silent all day at Lympsham Primary School, which she attends, with permission from her teachers.
She raised £127.50 for the League of Friends of Weston General Hospital’s £400,000 appeal for the scanner.
As a thank you, Ceira visited the radiology unit, where she was able to X-ray her toys.
Jackie Smith, imaging manager at Weston Area Health NHS Trust, said: “We are touched and extremely grateful that Ceira decided to raise money for our scanner appeal through her sponsored silence.”