Youngster to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital

Matthew Thompson and sister Hannah Thompson outside Great Ormond Steert

Matthew Thompson and sister Hannah Thompson outside Great Ormond Steert - Credit: Archant

A YOUNGSTER will be raising money and collecting gifts for a hospital which performed life saving surgery on his heart.

Matthew Thompson will be collecting gifts for Great Ormond Street Hospital next week, 10 years to the day when cardiac surgeons there performed surgery on his heart, when he was a baby.

Staff at Sainsbury’s in Third Avenue, Letchworth GC, will be supporting Matthew who is a student at Pixmore Junior School in Letchworth GC.

They have arranged for him to do some fundraising in their store from Monday to Thursday.

Matthew was born with scimitar syndrome, a rare heart and lung condition, and is hoping to collect small gifts such as colouring sets, books, small cuddly toys, activity sets and much more to take to the hospital and give out to children on the cardiac ward.

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If you have anything suitable to donate, please take it along to the store during half term.

Due to infection control at the hospital, they can only accept brand new toys.

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There will be gift tags for anyone making a donation.

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