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Sainsbury’s supermarket donates toys and games to the Children’s Unit at Musgrove Park Hospital - 17 November 2014

Sainsbury’s supermarket donates toys and games to the Children’s Unit at Musgrove Park Hospital - 17 November 2014

Taunton’s Sainsbury’s in Billet Street and Hankridge Farm have donated hundreds of pounds worth of toys to the Children’s DSC 5927 1Unit at Musgrove Park Hospital.

This Christmas will be filled with joy for children and young adults staying in the children’s unit at Musgrove Park hospital, thanks to the overwhelming generosity of Sainsbury’s staff and shoppers.

The thought of having a sick child in hospital over Christmas is heart breaking for anyone, but that is the reality for some Somerset families. However, thanks to the kindness of the staff and shoppers at Sainsbury’s the children will all be waking up to beautifully wrapped presents on Christmas morning.

A representative from Sainsbury’s Billet Street store said: “We hold a toy sale in October every year for people to get ahead of their Christmas shopping, and this year we put a trolley at the end of the aisle and asked for people to buy an extra toy and leave it in the trolley, which we would then give to the children’s unit at the hospital.

We received toys from staff and shoppers, and were so overwhelmed with everyone’s generous response. Sainsbury’s are so happy to support our local hospital, in particular around Christmas time making sure all the children on the unit benefit from these new toys, books and games.”

Pictured are: the fundraising team from Sainsbury’s Hankridge Farm and Alice Rimes, External Communications Assistant.