Wellingborough grans and grandads spreading Christmas cheer to poorly children

Presents they collected were donated to NGH's Disney Ward

Kind-hearted residents of a Wellingborough care home have joined Santa Claus in bringing Christmas cheer to some of Northamptonshire's poorliest children.

Residents at Four Season’s Park House Care Home in Park Road have been collecting donations for this year’s Northamptonshire Health Charity’s ‘Christmas Gifts for Patients Appeal’.

The home’s manager, Amanda Robinson, and her care colleagues Joanne Steels and Janine Olden delivered the donations to Northampton General Hospital’s Children’s Ward.

Amanda said: “Everyone here at our home was so eager to be involved in this initiative.

"We hope the gifts will help bring a smile to the faces of patients who will be spending Christmas in hospital.”

Northamptonshire Health Charity is the registered charity for Northampton General Hospital (NGH) and the Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT).

The charity aims to make things better for patients, their families and staff by providing funding for equipment, research, training and extras for people in hospital.

Resident John Furnell with some of the toys collected for Northamptonshire Health Charity's Christmas Present Appeal

Resident Dulcie Tanner said: “This is a wonderful idea and I can’t believe how many presents we have collected. I hope the gifts make the children feel happy at such a special time of year.”

Alison McCulloch, head of fundraising at Northamptonshire Health Charity, thanked the residents and staff.

She said: “Thank you so much to all at Park House Care Home for all your support, you have brought so many gifts for the children who are spending time in our hospital over Christmas.”

Anyone wishing to donate items to the gift appeal can find out more by clicking here.

Northamptonshire Health Charity's Alison McCulloch and Park House team members Amanda Robinson and Janine Olden with the donations for the children's ward at Northampton General Hospital
Park House Northants-Team members Joanne Steels, Amanda Robinson and Janine Olden with the donations for the children's ward at Northampton General Hospital