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Police donate toys to children in hospital ahead of Christmas

A police officer visited a hospital to drop off a range of toys in time for Christmas.

Police Constable Spencer Pugh helped spread festive cheer and organised the collection by asking colleagues to buy, donate or re-gift items.

He visited King’s Mill Hospital in Sutton-in-Ashfield on Friday (17 December) to drop off the gifts.

The toys will be distributed across the various wards and departments to make the festive season a little more special for children spending Christmas in hospital.

Police Constable Spencer Pugh, of Nottinghamshire Police said: “This has been another challenging year, and I wanted to do something nice for a worthy cause.

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“The generosity from our officers and staff was outstanding and it will mean so many children will have a Christmas they can enjoy and remember.

“I have no doubt that these donations will put a smile on the face of so many children and we hope to continue with this support in coming years.”

Sarah Jenkins, Ward 25 Sister at King’s Mill Hospital said: “Thank you so much to  Nottinghamshire Police who donated special Christmas gifts to some of our littlest patients spending the festive season in hospital this year.

“We recognise it’s been a tough year for our youngest inpatients, so spreading some festive cheer and being able to hand out your donations is gratefully received – thank you.

“I’m sure our colleagues working Christmas Day on the children’s ward will also enjoy giving out presents too.

“We can’t wait to see their faces Christmas morning when they find out Santa Claus has visited them safely in hospital to drop-off some well-deserved presents.”

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