The tireless fundraising efforts of South Lee School’s Early Years department have boosted the paediatric asthma unit at West Suffolk Hospital.
Youngsters and staff have spent the academic year raising money for the My WiSH charity to help purchase a Niox machine, which highlights lung infection.
A total of £5,600 was raised through various events, which included a swishing evening, Christmas workshop and a cake and book sale in Barclays Bank. The school also hosted a cake sale of its own and a South Lee Spectacular, while parents also made donations.
Julie Head, head of early years, said “We wanted to ensure our fundraising helped both children and the local community.
“We all know someone who has asthma and if we can help make diagnosis easier then that is just fantastic.”
Liz Honeywood, paediatric respiratory nurse specialist, said: “This machine is just brilliant and we can’t thank South Lee enough.
“It helps us to monitor inflammation in the airways in a fun way by the children having to keep a cloud or balloon in the air.
“This can avoid the need for a blood test so will be of great benefit to the unit.”