Just some of the donated gifts collected by Iglesia Ni Cristo. Hospice area retail manager Shane Moore, third from right, and Giancarlo Mattera, right
A pile of children’s clothes, toys, books, luggage and handbags has been collected by a church congregation and donated to Princess Alice Hospice shops as the winter season gears up.

The congregation at Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ) in Sunbury brought their gifts to the church on Staines Road West, where they were collected for distribution to the Hospice’s 45 shops across Surrey and SW London.

The goods will be sorted, priced and put on display alongside other new and nearly new items in the next couple of weeks.

Area retail manager Shane Moore said:

“We are pleased to make a connection with such a generous organisation as this church.

“The congregation lives in the community we serve, so this is very close to home for them all. We’re very grateful for this timely donation.

“Our Hospice shops raise £500,000 each year towards the £10.3m it takes to provide end of life care to around 800 people at any one time across Surrey, SW London and parts of Middlesex.”

Giancarlo Mattera of the Iglesia Ni Cristo said:

“Our Church is always happy to help our local community whenever we can and we look forward to working together with our local charities again in the near future.”