A former patient of Airedale’s Children’s services has used her culinary skills to raise money for the hospital.
Matilda Couzens, age 9, from Harden made and sold jam to raise money to buy books for the Children’s Outpatients waiting rooms. She presented the books to consultant paediatrician Dr Amanda Davey.
Matilda said: “I made the jam using blackcurrants, rhubarb and raspberries from my garden and raised £20. I wanted to buy some books so that other children who visit Outpatients will have something nice to read. And I had fun choosing the books.”
Dr Davey was delighted with the books: “This is very kind thing for Matilda to do for other children who have to visit Outpatients; The books are lovely and I know they will be appreciated. On behalf of Children’s Outpatients and the hospital I thank Matilda for making the jam and buying the books – what a wonderful way to raise money!”
The fundraising she has done will also help Matilda towards getting a silver Blue Peter badge.