Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 21°C

min temp: 11°C

Search

Ipswich Hospital children’s playroom to benefit from new toys thanks to generous young patient William

PUBLISHED: 13:55 15 December 2017 | UPDATED: 13:55 15 December 2017

William Round, left, and his younger brother Harry. Picture: IPSWICH HOSPITAL

William Round, left, and his younger brother Harry. Picture: IPSWICH HOSPITAL

Archant

A kind-hearted young patient asked his loved ones to donate money to Ipswich Hospital rather than give him presents for his ninth birthday.

The Round family presents play specialist Keren Brooke with a cheque for £1,100. Picture: IPSWICH HOSPITALThe Round family presents play specialist Keren Brooke with a cheque for £1,100. Picture: IPSWICH HOSPITAL

The gesture by William Round, a pupil at St Matthews Church of England School in Ipswich, saw £1,100 raised for toys to go in the hospital’s playroom.

While his friends donated £320, his family also set up an online fundraising page and William, who receives bowel treatment at the hospital, called upon his church congregation to get involved.

“I wanted to say thank you to the staff that work here as they are really friendly,” said William. “I have a lot of fun here playing with the different toys – the go-kart is my favourite.”

Keren Brooke, hospital play specialist, said: “This is the best Christmas present that we could receive for the play room.

“Well done to William for thinking of us and we would like to say the biggest thank you to him and his family.

“The play room is a very special place for children and this donation will make it even more so.”

A heroic off-duty policeman who saved a woman from drowning in Ipswich has spoken out about the incident as he scooped an award for his life-saving actions.

A resort’s rat infestation is at last in decline – after the rodents started taking the bait.

Ex-Tractor Boys winger Kieron Dyer is just one of the celebrities who will feature at the first annual Fresh Start New Beginnings afternoon tea.

My Nan is my main inspiration for raising money, says Kate Filby, who’s one of hundreds of people ready for Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

A 17% pay rise for Ipswich Borough Council’s chief executive has been approved this evening.

Highways chiefs are monitoring gusts and wind speeds as Storm Ali makes its way to Suffolk.

A man who was racially abusive to a Suffolk bus driver after he was asked to stop drinking alcohol from a bottle has been jailed for 70 weeks.

Time is almost up for nominating this year’s Stars of Suffolk, so make sure to tell us about your unsung heroes.

An Ipswich family are celebrating the arrival of a baby who is the fifth generation of their family – and the first boy.

An Ipswich mother threatened to kill a woman who was going to be a witness against her in a court case, it has been alleged.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Ipswich Star daily newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

MyDate24 MyPhotos24