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Magformers donates toys to Milton Keynes Hospital

Published on: 12th February 2018

Magformers has donated over £1,000 worth of its building sets to the children’s ward at Milton Keynes University Hospital.

Magformers, manufacturer of magnetic construction sets, agreed to help after being contacted by the hospital’s play specialist, Laura Clarke.

Laura was looking to provide Magformers sets for children to use while receiving care on the ward – but the company’s managing director, David Kelly, said he’d make some sets available free of charge, and dropped them off in person.

David commented: “As a parent, I appreciate how difficult it can be when children are in hospital at any time for the patients as well as their families, but especially so around Christmas. Hopefully, the sets of Magformers we’ve donated will make their stay in hospital a little more bearable and give them something fun to do while they are there.”

Laura added: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Magformers UK for their kind donation and to David for visiting the Paediatric Ward at Milton Keynes University Hospital. It has made a real difference to our unit and our patients and their siblings have really enjoyed the sets supplied. As a Play Team we aim to provide ways of distraction, often during difficult times, and the product is ideal for this. It also gives an opportunity for normalised play and to promote development.”

Laura continued: “As a hospital it is important our resources are able to meet our strict health and safety and infection control policies. Magformers are durable, easy to clean and strong which ensures that they comply with and exceed all of the necessary regulations. Many children have already benefited from the donation and I am sure many more will.”

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