Christmas comes early for the children at RVI

Staff from NEAS deliver toys to the burns unit at the RVI

For the fifth year in a row Maureen Morien and Maureen Jordan, who both work at North East Ambulance HQ have raised money to buy presents for children in one of our local hospitals. This year the presents were delivered to the childrens' burns unit at the RVI on 22nd December. 

Each week, they run an in-house bonus ball competition for NEAS staff, who have to guess the Saturday bonus ball in the National Lottery to win a cash prize, with a percentage of the takings going to charity. This year they have raised over £500.

Maureen Morien said: "We have been doing it for a few years now, and each time we look for a new good cause. 

"This year we have been able to buy lots books and toys for the children plus 4 high chairs to be used on the ward." 

Maureen Jordan said: "Being in hospital at Christmas isn't much fun for anyone, but the presents do help to cheer the children up" 

"Although Maureen and I both collect the money each week and buy the presents, we couldn't have done it without the help of all the staff at HQ."


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