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News - 20th January 2017

Star Radio Christmas Toy Appeal 2016.

Star Radio Christmas 2016

After another amazing year of donations at the Star Radio Toy Appeal, I was fortunate enough to pick up a full cars worth of Toys to donate on behalf on the Beefy Charity Foundation!

My day started with a quick fly round to Star Radio HQ in which Craig and the guys from Star helped me pack my car full to the brim with some goodies from Santa to take to some of the many deserving wards up at the RVI Great North Children’s Hospital.

Star Radio Christmas Tree I genuinely did not think the car could handle so much stuff! I made my way up to Newcastle to meet Helga the Matron of the GNCH, she was over the moon that the Beefy Charity Foundation could donate such an amazing amount, and so the task went of getting them evenly distributed around the hospital to some of the most deserving areas, and this is always the most difficult part.

First we went to both the Nero paediatric and paediatric oncology wards. As a cancer survivor myself these wards pull at my heart strings seeing all the brave kids battling one of the worst illnesses known to man. They act like nothing is happening and are making the most of life. It’s very motivational, if difficult, to see. After our drop off here I wanted to know where else could use the toys, this is where I was taken to Plastics and burns ward. A ward not usually spoke about but deals with a very difficult and horrific area of emergency care. This ward has lots of children on who were over the moon with the donation from Star Radio and the Foundation. The nurses were surprised that they were all thought of, it defiantly made a difference.

Star Radio Christmas 2016

After I had been shown around the hospital and met some of the amazing nurses helping everyone it was time to say goodbye and head to my final destination. Scott House.

I was introduced to Scott house while spending time at the freeman hospital. It is an amazing charity that believes keeping families together significantly improves the recovery of seriously ill children. They provide free, high-quality ‘Home from Home’ accommodation, as well as emotional and practical support to families with sick children in hospital in the UK. They were delighted by the kind gesture; some of the presents went to the siblings of very sick children who were being treated at the Freeman, making sure that every child who have been affected by illness had a smile on their face.

Merry Christmas from the Beefy Charity Foundation!

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