Pupils raise funds to help children in need

Oakwood School pupils have raised well over �1000 for the Southampton Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
Oakwood School pupils have raised well over �1000 for the Southampton Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

OAKWOOD School pupils have raised more than £1,000 for the Southampton Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and money is still coming in.

The Chichester schoolchildren jumped at the chance to ‘dress as someone who helps us’ for the day and everyone, from Nursery to Year 6 took part in a very energetic, sponsored ‘Zumba-thon’ – run by local fitness company Fitjoy.

PICU staff brought one of their specially kitted-out ambulances to show the children what their money would help to buy.

The ambulances are essential for safely transferring PICU patients from all over the south east to the specialised unit at Southampton General Hospital, and at least one more is badly needed.

PICU is the lead centre for paediatric intensive care in south central England, with a catchment area that includes Hampshire, Dorset, Surrey and the Isle of Wight.

Pupil Angus Strike, 
four, visited the unit, 
where his mother is a consultant, to hand over a cheque for £1,145.