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It’s Christmas time….

Date: 12/12/2019 | Category: Fundraising

20 December 2019

The run up to Christmas this year at the L&D has been one to remember, particularly for the number of local school choirs  who have been in to bring festive cheer to our patients, visitors and staff, with a performance somewhere in the hospital almost every day over the last two weeks!

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Chantry Primary School pupils sang carols in main reception

Visitors to the Children’s wards include Bedfordshire Police who took time out from their very busy lives to come in on several occasions with armfuls of presents for our young patients, as did the players from Luton Town Football Club. Other major supporters included London Luton Airport, who brought gifts for our cancer patients, and Domino’s Dunstable who made a very generous donation to the hospital’s Helipad Appeal. Thank you all!

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Bedfordshire Police arrived at the hospital with armfuls of presents for our young patients.


Hatters on childrens ward

Thank you to Luton Town Football Club for coming to visit our Children’s wards – Christmas wouldn’t be the same without you!


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Luton Football Club up on our Children’s wards visiting patients, families and staff

Sarah Amexheta, Head of Charity, said: “We are surrounded by incredible schools. The last two weeks have been amazing, Thank you to pupils and staff from Ferrars Academy, Denbigh High, Chiltern Academy, Breachwood Green, Beechwood, St Hildas, Icknield High, Southfields Primary, Chantry Primary, Whipperly Infant and Ashcroft High schools for supporting our hospital, bringing cheer to our patients this Christmas. These are some very inspiring young people.”

“Beechwood School donated £1800 of presents for children’s wards and NICU St Hildas held their nativity in support of the Children’s wards, attended by Dr P Rajendran. Chiltern Academy held a fete on Friday 13 December for the Helipad Appeal. Luton Sixth Form have been in wrapping presents, and pupils from Breachwood Green School came in with lots of gifts for the children’s wards. Many other local schools have been making Christmas cards for our patients.”

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Beautiful singing from Whipperly Infant School Choir


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Our elderly patients on wards 14 and 15 were treated to a beautiful performance from Ashford High School


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Ferrars Academy pupils – who are four years old! – singing for our patients, visitors and staff






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A lovely performance from Denbigh High School Choir who entertained visitors and staff in main reception.


L&D choir on ward

The L&D choir and The Salvation Army were out and about on the wards, cheering up our patients.

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Thank you to London Luton Airport for donating Christmas presents to our patients with cancer.