On Friday, April 26, students in Fanshawe's Public Safety Fundamentals program delivered more than 150 stuffed animals to Children's Hospital in London. The toys travelled to the hospital in the School of Public Safety's ambulance and were warmly welcomed by staff at the hospital. The toys were collected over a few week during their Teddy Bear Drive.
During the presentation, faculty member Shannon Yates said –
“On behalf of the Public Safety Fundamental students and all of the Fanshawe College community, we present these stuffed animals to you, to be given to children here at Children's Hospital.
One of Helen Keller's famous quotes states, "Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much." This is so true and our desire in donating these teddy bears today is to send a message to each child who requires the services of Children's Hospital to know, that 47,000 Fanshawe Falcons care, support and stand with them. Our 43,000 students and almost 4,000 staff and faculty want each child to know they are not alone – we are here for them!
Please accept our donations and give our Fanshawe Falcon message of hope and support to these children.”
The stuffed animals will be shared with the pediatric critical care unit to provide reassurance to children who are undergoing medical testing and procedures.