Jubilee Court residents donate gifts to hospital's sick children
- Credit: Sanctuary Retirement Living
Children staying in hospital will receive at least one gift this Christmas, thanks to a March retirement service.
Residents and staff at Jubilee Court have collected a range of presents for sick youngsters at Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon.
Everything has now been handed over to the hospital where, after a period of quarantine, they will be given to children on the Holly Ward.
It is the second year in a row Jubilee Court has organised a 'Giving Tree' project.
Hayley Massey, Wellbeing and Inclusion Assistant at Jubilee Court, said: “We were so pleased with how many donations we collected last year, so we really wanted to do it again to support even more local families.
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"We’ve been overwhelmed with everyone’s kindness and generosity, and I’m sure it will mean a lot to the children who receive these amazing presents.”
A Christmas 'Giving Tree' was put up at Jubilee Court with gift tags on display.
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Those who wanted to donate could choose a tag from the tree and buy a present.
When the gifts were collected, the team at Jubilee Court made sure they were ready for Father Christmas to deliver to the children in need to for a treat.
Jubilee Court is a retirement service for the over 60s run by Sanctuary Housing.
Gifts collected last year were donated to the Ormiston Families March Child and Family Centre.