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hospicemedinahouseeastercrossA floral cross has made an eye-catching display over the Easter holiday for patients and visitors to Earl Mountbatten Hospice, thanks to the generosity of children and staff from Medina House School, Newport.

The cross had been made from the recycled branches of the school’s Christmas tree and decorated with spring flowers by the children during a special end of term Easter breakfast on the last day of term (Friday 27th March).

The cross, which was covered in daffodils, tulips and other greenery, formed a central part of the school’s Star of Term assembly during which the children, aged between 3-11 years, and their parents and teachers heard about the Easter story, sang Easter songs and celebrated their individual achievements over the last term.

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Deputy head teacher Megan Richardson said:

“The children learnt about the Easter story, through helping to bring the Christmas tree back to life in the form of a beautiful Easter cross.

“We wanted to donate the cross in memory of one of our former members of staff -Holly Slater – who had been benefited from the care and support of the Earl Mountbatten Hospice and hope that it formed a colourful display for the patients and visitors to the hospice to enjoy.”

Lisa Wardle, Communications Manager from Earl Mountbatten Hospice said:

“Patients and visitors have been admiring the cross throughout the Easter break and it has brought a smile to everyone’s face.  We’re extremely grateful to the children for letting us have their wonderful creation on display.”

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Photographed L-R: Bryony and Sophie from Medina House School

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