Heroic Ilford firefighters donate iPads to sick children for Christmas
- Credit: Ilford Blue Watch
Ilford Blue Watch firefighters have donated two new iPads to children at King George Hospital ahead of Christmas
The crews donate £500 worth of toys each Christmas to the children's emergency department, which are used to help distract patients as they undergo treatment.
This year, it was decided that the tablets would be easier to wipe clean after each use so as to help stop the spread of Covid-19, the brigade said.
Ilford Blue Watch raised money through collections in Ilford town centre and also through sponsorship.
As well as the iPads, this year the team donated £1,000 to the Fire Fighter's Charity.
Firefighters Ally Warnock, Casey Moroney and sub officer Jim Jobson completed the final leg of their 2,500 mile sponsored cycle around the perimeter of England earlier in the year - in total, they raised around £20,000.