Unfortunately many children and their families spend the Christmas period in hospital.
To try to raise their spirits, staff at Iqra Academy organised a toy donation to attempt to ease this difficult time.
Here is a lovely thank you letter we received from Bradford Hospitals’ Charity:
Dear Ruby and everyone at Iqra Academy
On behalf of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Bradford Hospitals’ Charity we would like to thank you very much indeed for your amazing donation of activity toys for our Children’s & Young Person’s Unit, the Neonatal Unit, Children’s Outpatients Department, ENT Department, our Community Team, Child Development Centre and our Children’s Accident and Emergency Department.
Our Play Specialists were very busy sorting all your gifts out and sharing the toys etc. to all these departments supporting over 500 children we had in our care over the festive period.
Being in hospital is always a difficult time for both our children and their loved ones especially over Christmas time, therefore your donations were gratefully received. Toys and books are a wonderful distraction and help to give a little normality in a strange environment which helps to reassure the babies and children we help support. Your donations certainly helped to raise a little smile this Christmas. Thank you.
We are one of 250 NHS Charities across the UK and together with brilliant support from people like you, we focus on helping our hospitals do more. Collectively we give £1 million every day to the NHS so that people can stay well for longer and get better faster. All this is above and beyond what the NHS alone can provide, touching lives and making a huge difference to millions of people when they are at their most vulnerable.
Everyone at Bradford Hospitals Charity is grateful for your kind consideration and this is a fantastic way of supporting us. There are many ways you can continue to support our Children’s Wards, from fundraising to volunteering. Please visit us online at bradfordhospitalscharity.org to keep up with our latest events and appeals. We look forward to working with you again during 2020, Happy New Year to you all.
#DO SOMETHING BRILLIANT FOR BRADFORD
Hayley & Elaine
Bradford Hospitals’ Charity | Chief Nurse Division | Room 011/032 | Daisy Bank | Duckworth Lane | Bradford | BD9 6RJ