Help provide Little Extras for children in hospital

SCHOOLS, businesses and kind-hearted individuals have flocked to help Kettering General Hospital’s Little Extras appeal – and you can help too.

The appeal, backed by the Telegraph, aims to raise £80,000 to buy toys and games for the hospital’s new children’s ward, which opens in summer.

A mass mufti day is being held tomorrow, Friday, June 1, which Telegraph staff are taking part in along with schools and businesses. To get involved pass on the message to staff or colleagues, and ask for a suggested donation of £2.

Trisha Brigden, play co-ordinator at Kettering General Hospital, said: “If you know a kid give us a quid. If every family in the area gave us a pound we would quadruple our target.”

The hospital wants to buy things such as televisions, Playstation 3 and XBox 360 consoles, a CD jukebox, giant dolls’ house, laptop and beds for parents staying with their children.

Quick Move Lettings, in Kettering, will take part in the event, along with AK Fitness, in Corby. MD’s Fish Bar, in Kettering, is donating 10 per cent of the day’s profit, Wicksteed Park has sent 12 ride tickets for a raffle prize and Rockingham Speedway has donated a family pass for a raffle prize.

Learning mentor Sarah Fleming, of Beanfield Primary School, Corby, said: “We’re having a mad hair day, a cake competition and cake sale.”

To support the appeal call Mrs Brigden on 01536 492294.