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Notts officers and staff organise presents for children in hospital over Christmas

December 24, 2017
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Officers and staff based at Force Headquarters have organised for presents to be delivered to children receiving treatment at QMC on Christmas Eve.

The gifts were bought from Toy R Us following a donation from the Corporate Development department. Superintendent Paul Winter and Sergeant Rob Parkin decided to contact staff at QMC with the idea of buying personalised presents for ten children receiving specialist treatment on Christmas Eve and found out what they wanted.

Members of the crime systems team and various other staff then went out to buy the presents for the children. In addition to this, other toys were purchased which will be shared out between the two serious illness wards, E39 and E40, where children with cancer and brain tumours are treated. These included four portable DVD players, 30 DVDs and a large selection of other toys covering all age groups. All the toys were delivered to QMC on 20 December in readiness for Christmas.

Superintendent Paul Winter said: “Being in hospital over Christmas is awful at any age, but as a child it is the last place you want to be.

“Hopefully the presents will help to put a smile on their face and as a force we feel privileged to be able to donate to such a worthy cause.”

Claire Hardy, Play Specialist at Queens Medical Centre Children’s Hopsital said:

“It’s so brilliant that so many people want to give up their time to fundraise for the Children’s Hospital. It really helps to put smiles on the faces of our patients, parents and staff at a particularly hard time.

“Visits like this are so positive for the people in our care; they really bring joy to the children's hospital over the Christmas period.”

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