Toys donation brings festive joy to children at Wycombe Hospital


Date: 20th Dec 2018

Buckinghamshire New University has helped to bring festive cheer to children spending Christmas at Wycombe Hospital by donating toys and gifts for presents.

The University raised more than £100 in a quiz night, with raffle prizes provided by charity the Caribbean Peoples Foundation (CPF), to pay for the items. Tesco in Eden Shopping Centre also gave toys towards the donation.

Anne Swanborough, of Bucks New University, was joined by members of CPF to hand over everything from Star Wars and Marvel toys to colouring books and dolls to the Children’s Day Unit at the hospital.

Christmas donation
Mrs Swanborough said: “Christmas is a very tough time for the children themselves and their families and I hope the toys and gifts will help put a smile on their faces.

“We were delighted to raise enough to buy a host of toys for the children and we’re pleased to be able to support the children’s day unit.”

Nicola Ruff, Play Specialist in the Children’s Day Unit, said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to Bucks New University, Tesco, and the Caribbean Peoples Foundation for this very kind donation. It is hugely appreciated.”

Yvonne David and Carlos Layne of CPF’s executive team were joined by Councillor Maz Hussain, of Wycombe District Council, to present the items.

Councillor Hussain: “I am proud to support the charity and it is a wonderful idea to give toys at this time of year. I hope the children enjoy unwrapping them at Christmas.”

Yvonne David added: “This is a cause close to my heart as I have a nephew who is now 22 and who, when he was five, was ill and practically lived in this ward.

“It is great to be able to give something back and we wish all the staff, children and their families a safe and peaceful Christmas.”

Picture caption (L-R) Councillor Maz Hussain; Yvonne David; Nicola Ruff; Anne Swanborough; Carlos Layne.


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