Sainsbury's Edenthorpe donates Christmas presents to young cancer patients

The Sainsbury's in Edenthorpe, Doncaster has donated toys to CLIC Sargent at the Sheffield Children's Hospital, for young cancer patients to enjoy at Christmas.

Gaynor Cuttell, the store's PR ambassador decided that rather than donating money to a charity this year, the store would donate toys instead.

The collection took place throughout December with staff and customers encouraged to buy new and unwrapped gifts that could be taken to CLIC Sargent at Sheffield Children's Hospital.The local community filled two trollies with goodies to take to the hospital in an overwhelming show of support.

Jon Cox, store manager said: "We've been delighted to offer this sort of donation to children and families who are going through an unimaginably tough time over the festive period. Being able to bring a smile to their little faces is the best present we could offer!"

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager, Stephen Jackett delivered the presents to the hospital and played Santa alongside CLIC Sargent Social Worker, Liz East.

Stephen said: "We are absolutely thrilled that the community around Sainsbury's Edenthorpe has made this wonderful contribution. We really appreciate the generosity that has gone into the presents.

"It brought a huge smile to all the children and young people with cancer, and their families that we work with."

Find out more

To find out how you and your company can help raise funds for CLIC Sargent, please contact Stephen Jackett on 0113 288 3223 or email: stephen.jackett@clicsargent.org.uk.

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