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West Ham donates goodies to children in East London hospitals

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Children spending Christmas in hospitals have been treated to goodie bags donated by West Ham United.

Younger patients at Queen’s and King George hospitals enjoyed a variety of gifts including their very own Hammers scarf, a teddy, playing cards and a stationery set.

The Barking, Havering and Redbridge University NHS Trust, which runs the two hospitals, said such acts of kindness “helps to put a smile on faces”.

Sophie Hart, a Children’s Site Practitioner, said: “It’s lovely to see our young patients happy at this time of year, even when they are unwell. Thank you to West Ham, their generosity has been appreciated by the children, their families and by all of our staff on the ward.”   

Chief Medical Officer Magda Smith added: “Spending Christmas in hospital is very hard, especially for children, so it makes a real difference when we can do something like this to help cheer them up.

“It gave me great joy to see the children smiling and we must thank West Ham United for that. The club’s generosity throughout the past year has been appreciated by everyone here at the Trust and we are extremely grateful for the close relationship we have.

“It’s a difficult time of year for our staff and patients, but the treats the club have provided in recent weeks has helped lift morale.”

This donation is part of West Ham’s 12 days of Christmas campaign, which includes a number of community activities to help lonely, elderly and vulnerable people across East London and Essex.

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