Welwyn Garden City school's Christmas toy appeal for poorly younsters

PUBLISHED: 09:00 18 November 2018

Pupils and staff at The Ridgeway Academy in Welwyn Garden City will once again be holding a Christmas toy collection for the children's ward at Lister Hospital in Stevenage, 
Here they are pictured last year. 
Picture: Supplied by the school

Pupils and staff at The Ridgeway Academy in Welwyn Garden City will once again be holding a Christmas toy collection for the children's ward at Lister Hospital in Stevenage, Here they are pictured last year. Picture: Supplied by the school

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Welwyn Garden City teenagers and school staff will once again be holding a Christmas toy collection for poorly youngsters.

Ridgeway Academy Sports Centre will be donating items to the children’s ward at Lister Hospital in Stevenage.

Sports centre manager Ross Goodship said: “We have seen first-hand the impact the gifts have on the young people and the joy it brings them at Christmas.

“Over the last few years we have collected over 180 toys and we are hoping to achieve a high number of gifts again this year.”

The hospital requests that the items are brand new and unwrapped.

This allows them to wrap them on site and find suitable toys for each child.

Items can include story books, activity books, toys and games.

If you would like to donate, bring your gifts into the Sports Centre reception in Appletree Way or via the school’s main reception in Herns Lane.

Staff will be delivering the collection on Tuesday, December 11, please therefore ensure all gifts are with the school no later than Monday, December 10.

If you have any questions call 01707 351352 or email ross.goodship@ridgeway.herts.sch.uk

Ross added: “We greatly appreciate your support and we hope you can help us support Lister Hospital.

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