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Charity brings Christmas joy to children at Queen’s Hospital

PUBLISHED: 13:27 22 November 2010

Play specialists Hillary Sturgess and Lyn Clark receive £1,000 worth of vouchers from Strongbones charity.

Play specialists Hillary Sturgess and Lyn Clark receive £1,000 worth of vouchers from Strongbones charity.

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YOUNGSTERS in hospital on Christmas Day are set to get a special present from Father Christmas thanks to a charity.

Strongbones- a national charity that supports children suffering from brittle bone disease, bone cancer, scoliosis and arthritis donated £1,000 to the Queen’s Hospital in Rom Valley Way, Romford today (Monday November 22).

Play specialist at the hospital, Lyn Clark said: “We are enormously grateful to Strongbones for their continued support.

“We can never predict how many children will end up spending Christmas in hospital, but we do know that they will all receive some very special presents.”

The money will be used to buy a gift for every child staying on Tropical Lagoon children’s ward on December 25.

Father Christmas also leaves a stocking on the end of every bed for when youngsters wake up on Christmas Day and the £1000 worth of Argos worth of Argos vouchers will cover the cost of the larger gift they get from the hospital.

The charity also donated £400 to pay for the upkeep of the fish tank on the children’s outpatients department.


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