Nine-year-old Rhys Johns has raised money for the children’s ward at Broomfield Hospital in appreciation of the care his sister received.
Rhys, from Beaulieu Park, Chelmsford, held a cake sale at his school last month, raising £72.50 for Phoenix Ward.
He was inspired to help after seeing how well his sister, Chloe, 8, was looked after last year when she was rushed to hospital with what was later confirmed as diabetic ketoacidosis, leading to a diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes. She also spent six days in hospital in April this year with a broken leg after being run over by a car and her family were again very pleased with her care.
Rhys’s campaign involved making posters for classrooms and his mum, Kathy, supported him by informing the PTA and other families at The Bishops Church of England and Roman Catholic Primary School about the event.
“I enjoyed doing the cake sale because we ran out of cakes and some people still gave us money”
His mum, Kathy, 49, added…
“Rhys is a very kind, compassionate young man who worries a lot about other people and always wants to help out where he can”
“He particularly worries about his sister and her condition and often reminds or asks us if she has checked her bloods”
Yvonne Carter, charities manager, said…
“It is wonderful to hear that the care Rhys’s sister, Chloe, received at Broomfield Hospital was the inspiration for his fundraising appeal”
“The Phoenix Ward team members are ever so grateful to Rhys and his family for this kind donation”