Seven-year-old stays silent for whole day to raise money for hospital scanner appeal

PUBLISHED: 19:00 24 July 2017

Ceira Pointon and the radiology staff.

Ceira Pointon and the radiology staff.


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.”

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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.”

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