Toys donated on last day of show distributed among children’s hospices, hospital wards, and charities.
Maureen Burns, of Martin House Hospice, who collected the toys, commented: “We were delighted to be presented with such a huge amount of toys this year, and, as always, they are very much appreciated by the recipients. The colourful, eye-catching range and high quality of the toys are amazing, and we know that the children’s charities are always thrilled and grateful to receive them.”
The beneficiary charities include: Martin House, a hospice for children and young people with life limiting illnesses based in Clifford near Wetherby; Skibbu, the Special Baby Unit and Woodlands Children’s wards at Harrogate Hospital; Leeds General Infirmary Children’s Ward; St. James Hospital Children’s Cancer Ward; Harrogate Young Carers; and Hope Pastures, a charity which affords children the opportunity to spend therapeutic time with animals in a rural environment.
In a letter sent following the show, Maureen added: “Sincere thanks on behalf of all the children and families who will derive great joy from this most welcome donation.”