A Wellingborough firm is building a Christmas tree out of teddy bears which will be handed over to young patients at KGH.
Staff at IT supplier Misco have each bought a brand new teddy bear to be donated to the children on Friday, December 23.
The teddy bear tree is being built in the foyer of Misco’s office in Park Farm, Wellingborough.
The aim is to collect 10 bears a day since the start of the month, so that 230 gifts can be delivered to the children at Kettering General Hospital.
Misco president Europe Simon Taylor said: “No-one wants to be in hospital over Christmas and, for young children, it’s especially hard to miss out on celebrating at home with their families.
“As a local employer, with strong connections to families in the Kettering area, we want to be able bring a little of the Christmas spirit to these young people and show that they are thought of and supported by the local community, especially at this time of year.”
Kettering General Hospital’s Skylark ward has 32 beds and recently refurbished the ward to create improved facilities to enable parents to stay overnight with their children.
After every child has received their gift, bears that are left over will be donated to the hospital through the KGH Charity Fund.
Misco’s employees have regularly contributed to local and national fundraising events.
In 2009, Misco staffed one of the call centres for Comic Relief and in 2004 Misco staffed the call centre for Sport Relief, taking the second highest total out of 54 call centres.