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Christmas comes early for ill children at King George Hospital with toy donation

PUBLISHED: 10:23 26 November 2013 | UPDATED: 10:23 26 November 2013

Left to right: Anthony Grosvenor (Toys R Us), Mark Mills (LFB Watch Manager), Cathy Wenn (Sister, Children’s A&E, King George Hospital), Paul Howard (Toys R Us), Chris Bailey (Toys R us Store Manager), Ally Warnock (LFB), Casey Moroney (LFB), Paul Carpenter (LFB) and Nick Carire (Toys R Us)

Left to right: Anthony Grosvenor (Toys R Us), Mark Mills (LFB Watch Manager), Cathy Wenn (Sister, Children’s A&E, King George Hospital), Paul Howard (Toys R Us), Chris Bailey (Toys R us Store Manager), Ally Warnock (LFB), Casey Moroney (LFB), Paul Carpenter (LFB) and Nick Carire (Toys R Us)

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Christmas has come early for ill and injured children at King George Hospital who have sackloads of new toys thanks to Ilford firefighters.

Members of blue watch at Ilford Fire Station raised £500 to spend in a “trolley dash” around Toys ‘R’ Us for colouring pencils, DVDs and toys.

They are being put in the children’s A&E at the hospital in Barley Lane, Goodmayes, for little patients to play with.

Sister Cathy Wenn said: “These toys will help take our young patients’ minds off being frightened while they wait to be seen.

“We are truly grateful for the continued support of London Fire Brigade.”

Blue watch manager Mark Mills said he and his team raise money through the year for causes helping children in Redbridge.

He added: “We gave £500 to King George Hospital last year for the children’s A&E and we thought it would be great to do the same again this year.”

Firefighters have pedalled hundreds of miles in a sponsored cycle ride around England and held charity events in their efforts to raise money.


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