Tuesday, 5 December 2023
Tuesday, 5 December 2023

Kind-hearted North Yorkshire child boosts charity’s toy appeal

A schoolgirl from North Yorkshire has responded to a charity appeal by collecting dozens of donated toys to ensure children in the hospital receive a Christmas gift.

Nine-year-old Kathryn Robinson from Ingleton collected new toys, books and puzzles donated by her friends at Ingleton Primary School after hearing about an appeal launched by Skipton charity The Principle Trust and Airedale Hospital & Community Charity.

Further donations were received from the kind-hearted staff at SCAPA Healthcare in Gargrave and Skipton based safeguarding software specialists CPOMS Systems Limited. Chairman of Craven District Council, Alan Sutcliffe also supported the appeal, as well as staff from Airedale Hospital, The Principle Trust and Otley based Greenholme Carpets

Staff at The Trust have now handed 360 donated new toys to hospital staff, for distribution to their young patients.

Kerry Magson from The Principle Trust Children’s Charity said:

“We’re incredibly grateful to everyone who donated gifts to help us bring joy to children who will be spending their Christmas in Airedale Hospital.”

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