On 16th January 2013, our new Patron Ian Whybrow visited St John’s Infant and Primary School in Radlett, Hertfordshire. He entertained the children with poems and read his favourite ‘Harry’ story, about how Harry takes his Dinosaurs to school, in a bucket. He was accompanied by a representative from Waterstone’s in St Albans, who donated £2 for every book sold to Elizabeth’s Legacy of Hope. His visit was enjoyed as much by the staff as the children, and he spent lots of time talking to everyone, and tucked into a school lunch afterwards!
Victoria Bacon, founder and administrator for the charity, arranged this visit because Rollo, her five year old is a pupil at the school. She talked to the children before Ian’s visit about Elizabeth’s Legacy of Hope, and all the children were given the opportunity to ask questions, and handle a prosthetic leg. The prosthetic leg belonged to Pollyanna Hope, daughter of trustees Sarah and Christopher, who is the inspiration for the charity.
Victoria also took in a Paralympic Torch, which she was privileged to carry in the run-up to the Paralympic Games, and many of the children were amazed at how heavy it was!
It was a very successful occasion and we are most grateful to St John’s for allowing us to raise awareness of our work there.
In all, we raised £375. Thank you St Johns! And many thanks too, to Waterstone’s and of course to Ian Whybrow.