Sunderland pupils’ beanie dolls drive for hospice

St Benet's RC Primary school, Fulwell, raised �396 for St Benedict's Hospice by selling beanie dolls.  Fund raiser Sylvia Stoneham visited the school to say thank you, she is pictured with left to right; Katrina Priest, Eleanor Nixon, Lydia Riley and Amelia Clarke.
St Benet's RC Primary school, Fulwell, raised �396 for St Benedict's Hospice by selling beanie dolls. Fund raiser Sylvia Stoneham visited the school to say thank you, she is pictured with left to right; Katrina Priest, Eleanor Nixon, Lydia Riley and Amelia Clarke.
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KIND-HEARTED pupils helped raise hundreds of pounds for a Wearside charity.

St Benet’s Primary School, Fulwell, collected £396 for St Benedict’s Hospice by selling beanie dolls.

The charity, in Newcastle Road, is due to move to its new multimillion-pound facility in Ryhope later this year.

The building will provide 14 in-patient beds, as well as support for as many as 16 patients in a daycare facility.

There will also be a specialist education centre, providing training to staff in a bid to improve care for the terminally ill across the region.

It provides care to seriously -ill patients, helping them “live life to the full in unique surroundings”.

Fund-raiser Sylvia Stoneham, from the charity, visited the school to say thank-you to youngsters including Katrina Priest, Eleanor Nixon, Lydia Riley and Amelia Clarke.

“St Benedict’s Hospice receives great support from primary schools.”