Gifts for children at Queens

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THE Lennox Children’s Cancer Fund brought smiles to the faces of children who had to spend Christmas at Queen’s Hospital, by delivering sacks full of presents ahead of the big day.

The charity, which supports children diagnosed with cancer and their families, runs a toy drive every year where members of the public, local schools and businesses donate toys to be given to children in hospital.

Fundraising Coordinator Becky Dimond visited the children’s ward at Queen’s Hospital, run by Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, to make the huge delivery of toys, alongside fundraisers Preet Battu and Joe Cavanagh, just before Christmas.

She said: “We were delighted, once again, to donate gifts to help brighten up Christmas for children with cancer, their siblings and families, at Queen’s Hospital in Romford.

“We hope to have raised a few smiles with these gifts, many of which have been sent to us by our supporters and members of the local community.”

The Lennox Children’s Cancer Fund was started in 1992, and their main aim has been to make a positive difference to the lives of children diagnosed with cancer in any way the can.

This is done by offering practical, financial and emotional support to the whole family through their range of projects.

The caring teams at the offices always give 100% to ensure that the families they help have the support they need to get through the problems and stresses that cancer brings.
The charity aims to make a big difference to as many children as possible with the minimum of fuss and without the need for ‘red tape’.

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