In the run up to Christmas our branch collected two trolley loads of toys in aid of youngsters in care at Chichester’s St Richard’s Hospital.
Earlier this year, we urged our local community to help us fill the play room at the children’s ward at St Richard’s Hospital.
This was to support Love Your Hospital - the dedicated charity for Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, committed to improving hospital facilities and supporting projects that fall outside of core NHS funding.
In just over a month, Santa’s Sack Toy Appeal had our branch flooding with gifts and although the initiative was Christmas themed, our donations will contribute towards improving patients’ stay in the ward throughout the whole year.
A cheque for a further £350, part of which raised through a coach trip to Winchester Christmas Markets also organised by our team, was presented to the charity to help purchase vital equipment for the ward.