Ian Bailee students make donation to pediatric unit

Katelynn Lebreton, Caitlin Malley and Emily Watling proudly display their donation to the pediatric unit.

Children admitted to the pediatric unit of the Miramichi Regional Hospital will never be bored thanks to a group of grade three students from the Ian Bailie Elementary School. Katelynn Lebreton, Caitlin Malley, and Emily Watling from Mrs. Hill’s grade three class wanted to do something for the community and approached their teacher Natalie Corcoran.

“They wanted to help the community and more importantly help children so through discussion, it was decided they would organize a toy drive for the pediatric unit,” says Corcoran. She says the girls developed the memo that was sent home to parents and prepared the donation boxes. “The response was overwhelming.”

The girls proudly presented their donation which included movies, personal items such as toothbrushes, hairclips and socks, books, puzzles and activity books. “We are very thankful for this generous donation and congratulate the students on their initiative to help sick children,” says Marybeth MacArthur, nurse manager of the pediatric department. She says these items will make a sick child smile.

Leave a Comment