Guildford Grammar School's generosity to benefit paediatric emergency patients

Memorabilia signed by professional rugby players has enabled Guildford Grammar School to raise $4,200 for St John of God Midland Public Hospital’s Emergency Department. 

Guildford Grammar ED fundraiser 

11 September 2018 

The donation will enable the hospital to purchase a television and computer games for the children’s area of the Emergency Department to entertain and distract paediatric patients.

The funds were raised at a recent Guildford Grammar School’s rugby trophy presentation evening through the auctioning of sporting memorabilia, including jerseys and rugby balls signed by members of the 2007 and 2009 Western Force teams.

St John of God Midland Public Hospital Chief Executive Officer Michael Hogan said the hospital is very grateful for Guildford Grammar School’s donation and support.

“This generous donation will allow us to enhance the atmosphere of the children’s area of the Emergency Department and help ensure our youngest patients and their families feel comfortable,” Mr Hogan said.

Representatives from Guildford Grammar School’s rugby teams were provided a tour of the Emergency Department, including the children’s area, so they could see first-hand how the school’s contribution will benefit patients.

St John of God Midland Public Hospital has an ongoing relationship with Guildford Grammar School.

Students regularly undertake musical performances in the hospital’s main foyer for the enjoyment of patients, visitors, employees and members of the community. 

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