22 December 2016

Newcross Bristol spread Christmas cheer at Bristol Children’s Hospital

Lending a helping hand and making a difference to the lives of others, is something our staff at Newcross do on a daily basis. The festive season is no exception.

This week, December 19th, our team in Bristol have been spreading Christmas cheer at the City’s Children’s Hospital. They made a special delivery to staff dedicated to encouraging play with patients admitted to the unit.

Across the country many sick children will be in hospital over the festive period, which is why the team based at Colston Tower decided to go the extra mile, when they were told donations of toys for 0-12 month old children were needed.

Rowena Mann, Trainee Team Leader and Emma McCormack met Josephine and Sam (pictured) to donate soft toys, rattles, rain makers, stacking cups and teach time triangle cubes. 

Rowena said: “There are many children who will be spending Christmas away from home as a result of ill health and we wanted to make sure they have lots of toys to play with during the festive period.

“Making a difference means a great deal to us at Newcross and being able to bring smiles to children’s faces makes our Christmas as well as there’s.

“We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.”

 Lynne Barlow, play services manager at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, said: “Spreading Christmas cheer to patients and their families at a time when they may not otherwise be able to enjoy the season is really important.

“We’re very grateful for this generous donation and wish to thank all of those at who have gifts to Newcross Healthcare Solutions.”

Anyone can make a donation, contact Above and Beyond to find out more.