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Right Arrow Local school children help the Trust support World Environment Day
08 June 2007 at 16:25
Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust celebrated World Environment Day on Tuesday 5th June to raise the awareness of environmental issues and to promote what the organisation is doing to contribute to the environment. The theme of this year’s event was “Melting Ice: A Hot Topic?”

The Trust’s waste recycling contractor, Shanks, sent their customer Liaison officer to join in with the celebrations, and local school children from the ages of
4 - 11 from Southport’s Bishop David Shepherd Church of England School, and Skelmersdale’s Kingsbury School submitted some beautiful paintings on the theme of the environment. All the children were awarded certificates and prizes for their efforts. Some of these paintings will be mounted and displayed around the hospital.

As part of the celebrations the Trust put on an environmental quiz for staff and visitors with prizes kindly donated from local suppliers. The trusts restaurant also played a part in celebrating the day and served local food for “the menu of the day”, supported by local farmers and suppliers.

Denise Alty of the Trust’s Facilities Department said, “I would like to thank everyone who was involved in this very enjoyable day, in particular the school children who had all drawn such wonderful, colourful pictures. The environment is very much in the news these days, and it was a good opportunity to show what we as a Trust are doing to help and also to get the messages across to the children.”

Notes to Editors
Pictures show children from Bishop David Shepherd Church of England School in Southport with Denise Alty (3rd left), Graham Turton (2nd right) and Jeanette Brew (far right) from Shanks

Some of the pictures from the children of Bishop David Shepherd Church of England School, Southport

Some of the pictures from the children of Kingsbury School, Skelmersdale

Issued by Matthew King, Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.

Enquiries to: Matthew King Tel: 01704 704714