A Carrickfergus student has joined her peers to raise funds for the hospital which treated her after a serious accident.
Carrick College pupil Olivia Bell presented a cheque to The Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children after her school raised £900 through a number of activities. Olivia was left in a critical condition after a road traffic accident in the town in March 2011. Following months of intensive treatment in the Royal, she returned to school the following September.
Olivia was also awarded the Child of Courage trophy in December 2011, presented by UTV’s Frank Mitchell at a ceremony in Belfast City Hall.
The money raised by students at the College will go towards a specialist study day for Occupational Therapists in the province.
“I know the money helped a lot because funding for a specialist day like this is very difficult to get from either the government or health board,” Olivia said.
A statement from the school added: “Olivia herself came through great adversity at the time of her accident and it is inspiring to see her desire to give back and to help others receive the kind of treatment she was lucky enough to benefit from. Carrickfergus College hope to support Olivia and her family in whatever way they can.”