Help appeal for Christmas presents for children in Hinchingbrooke Hospital

GIFTS for our Holly’s Little Helpers campaign have begun to pile up The Hunts Post’s offices in Huntingdon ... but we want make Santa’s delivery task as tough as possible by adding to the packages destined for children at Hinchingbrooke Hospital.

Last year, thanks to your tremendous generosity, we were able to give away hundreds of presents to the young patients who were either spending the festive season on Holly Ward at Hinchingbrooke, away from their family and friends, or sick children who were being cared for at home.

We’re calling on our readers to make 2012 another Christmas to remember for the children by donating a gift.

Christine Luckham, ward sister on Holly Ward, told The Hunts Post: “I am always amazed at the kindness of local people and following the huge response last year we were able to put a smile on the faces of the children who have to spend Christmas in hospital.

“It is through the continual support of Hunts Post readers that we are able to ensure a child’s journey on Holly Ward at Christmas is as happy as possible.”

INFORMATION: Presents can be books, toys, DVDs or games. Donations can be dropped into The Hunts Post, 30 High Street, Huntingdon, PE29 3TB. Presents need to be wrapped with a note to say what is inside and for what age range the gift is suitable. Deadline for gifts is December 14.