Honiton Toy Shop raises funds for neonatal unit

Published on: June 14th, 2018

The store raised £580 to thank the neonatal team for helping premature twins Finlay and Verity Beckett.

Pictured receiving the cheque are members of the Neonatal Unit with Mark and Tracey Beckett and twins Finlay and Verity.

The team at Honiton Toy Shop has presented a cheque for £548 to the Exeter Neonatal Unit.

The money was raised during the Easter break when staff at the High Street store ran a number of competitions for customers.

Organiser Jennifer Beckett said they decided to raise funds for the unit at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital after her brother-in-law Mark Beckett and his wife Tracey had premature twins, and they wanted to say thank you to team for all of their care and support. Five-month-old Finlay and Verity are now doing well.

To raise the money customers were invited to pay 50p to take part in a number of competitions with prizes including a £120 Thomas the Tank Engine train set, a TopModel kit worth £50 and a Lego set. There were also collecting tins in the shop which received many generous donations.

Mrs Beckett, commented: “We were staggered by the amount raised.”

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