Eden’s big society: Great big toy appeal for the patients of G.O.S.H


In 2015, the Eden students said that they wanted to help the patients of GOSH (Great Ormond Street Hospital) by doing a Toy Appeal. This year, the Student Shura (student council) have voiced that they wanted the very popular appeal to strike again even harder this time round and to put a smile on those children who need it. Eden have teamed up with GOSH charity who have saved the lives of many seriously ill children in the past and continue to do so.

The ladies at Eden have been very enthusiastic about the Toy drive and are not only buying toys that cost five pounds, but ones that cost much more in money. Toys they have brought in have been absolutely anything from board games, such as Monopoly or even headphones for the older children and teenagers. Also, many pupils are raising awareness by doing things ranging from sponsored silences to sponsored runs, there is something everyone can do.

Saba, Rumaysa and Muna are all pupils from year 7 who are doing a sponsored silence together.  Rumaysa says” I think it will be quite hard for Saba and I as we are both very chatty but we will be able to do it for the GOSH patients.”

So far, we have raised over £130 and are still going strong to collect as many sponsors. Eden students definitely have will power!

Miss Mayet, who is CO assistant principal and a very important member of SLT, will be taking a couple of very enthusiastic students to go with her to the Great Ormond street hospital and give children who are very ill, the help and support they need.

Eden students are working very hard to get the sponsors they need in order to raise money for GOSH but they are definitely no strangers to fundraising! Yes, in the past years the girls have done bake sales for Children In Need, Sponsored silences, runs and bakes for the people of Syria, wearing crazy jumpers for Quirky Jumper Day, doing a toy drive for the patients of GOSH and much, much more.

The girls know how much it would mean to the patients of the hospital, if they get presents and so every single one of them are putting their absolute best efforts into putting a smile on the children of GOSH patients.

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