Children helping children

The children, parents and staff at Portland Nurseries have been donating toys to our local charity the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice to help raise funds this Christmas.

The Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice has been raising awareness around their toy appeal over recent weeks, and we have shown our support with many kind donations from our families.

Children at our nurseries recently built a sledge and dressed up in their festive attire to show off the toys they had collected. A total of 14 large sacks of toys were donated to the shops and will be sold in the hospices 11 stores throughout the West Yorkshire area.

Toys have proven to be popular in the Hospice’s charity shops this year, leading to the appeal for help from the public to donate any toys they have – either new or previously loved.

Mick Prescott, Retail Operations Manager at Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, was delighted with the donation from Portland Nurseries: “Receiving this great amount of quality toys from Portland Nurseries really is appreciated by everyone here at Forget Me Not.

“Toys have been selling well in our stores this festive period and a huge thank you must go out to everyone who has donated toys to our and of course to those buying the toys too.”

Leoncia Murphy, Communications Manager at Portland Nurseries, spoke of her appreciation to the families who use the nursery: “It has been wonderful to see the families that attend our nurseries have donated so generously to the Hospice at this special time of year. We were overwhelmed by the amount of toys donated. We look forward to many more fundraisers with the charity in the New Year. "

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