NURSERIES, schools and colleges throughout Wiltshire have been invited to join Pounds for Patients, a new event planned by The Forever Friends Appeal, the main charity for the Royal United Hospitals (RUH) Bath.

Anyone taking part can decide how they would like to fundraise on October 13, with everyone taking part donating at least £1. All proceeds raised will go towards helping the RUH. Schools can also choose to fundraise for a specific ward.

Emily Lynch, of The Forever Friends Appeal, said: “It’s up to the schools to decide how they fundraise, whether they have a fancy dress day, organise a teddy bears picnic, or run a baking competition.

“If you would like your nursery, school or college to take part in Pounds for Patients, simply sign up on our website and in return you’ll receive our fundraising pack, full of creative ideas.

“Plus, Big Ted, our friendly, loveable mascot may even pay your nursery or school a visit and there’ll be other prizes to be won on the day.”

For more information about Pounds for Patients visit