Hospice Thanks Sainsbury's For Making Christmas Come Early!

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By CHSW_ | Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 14:56

Staff and customers of Sainsbury's in Truro have helped bring some early Christmas cheer to Children's Hospice South West.

Following an in-store appeal, in which customers were invited to buy a new toy and donate it at the supermarket, an overflowing trolley full of toys was delivered to the charity's children's hospice, Little Harbour, near St Austell this week.

The toys will be added to Little Harbour's big toy store and given as Christmas gifts to the children and their siblings at their upcoming family Christmas party and throughout the festive season. 

Jessica Long, Sainsbury's employee, says:

"Thank you to all of the customers from Sainsbury's Truro for helping to donate to Little Harbour, making all the children happy at Christmas."

Children's Hospice South West provides care and support for families with children who are not expected to reach adulthood. Christmas can be a hard time of year for families who are supported by CHSW. Parents juggle making the perfect Christmas for their families as well as being full time carers and knowing that it could be the last Christmas they share together. Through its homely children's hospices – Little Bridge House in North Devon, Charlton Farm in North Somerset, and Little Harbour here in Cornwall – the charity's specially trained care team do everything they can to help families make the most of the precious time they have together especially at Christmas.

Bernadette Chambers, Corporate Fundraiser for Children's Hospice South West, says:

"At Children's Hospice South West we aim to make the most of short and precious lives and all of these amazing toys will certainly help raise a big smile for our families and children over the festive period and beyond.  A huge thank you to Sainsbury's Truro and their customers for thinking of our special cause."

Children's Hospice South West is almost entirely funded by charitable donations and relies on the generosity of local individuals, groups, and businesses to keep its vital services going.  There are many different ways in which you can help:

•    Become a regular giver by setting up a direct debit, giving through your  payslip, or signing up to play the weekly CHSW Lottery

•    Join a local Friends Group, or start your own

•    Leave a lasting legacy by thinking of CHSW in your will

•    Take part in one of our events, or organise your own

•    Support CHSW through your workplace or community group by choosing us as your Charity of the Year

To find out more about Children's Hospice South West, and the many ways in which you can help us make the most of short and precious lives, visit www.chsw.org.uk or phone 01726 871 800.

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