Spreading a little happiness

Christmas present donations to Forget-Me-Not childrens hospice from Little Tinkers. Pictured are Kate Goldring (fund-raiser), Mandy Naylor (MD at Little Tinkers) Sarah Joy nursery manager and Laura King

Christmas present donations to Forget-Me-Not childrens hospice from Little Tinkers. Pictured are Kate Goldring (fund-raiser), Mandy Naylor (MD at Little Tinkers) Sarah Joy nursery manager and Laura King

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CHILDREN at Little Tinkers brought sacks of festive cheer to the Forget-Me-Not Children’s Hospice.

Staff and children at the private day nursery which has premises in both Hipperholme and Brighouse have been spreading some Christmas spirit by donating a sack full of toys and games to the new hospice ready for their opening early in the New Year.

The purpose built hospice in Brackenhall, near to Brighouse, will provide a vital care service for children with life limiting conditions from across Calderdale, Kirklees, and Wakefield, and the donated toys will go some way towards brightening up the play room.

Managing Director of Little Tinkers, Mandy Naylor, said: “I am so pleased to be able to support the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, and am very proud of the efforts so far of our children, their parents and our staff in supporting this wonderful cause.

“It’s clear to see what an amazing and much-needed facility this will be for children and their families.”

Partnership development manager at the hospice, Kate Goldring, said: “We are very grateful to Little Tinkers for donating a wonderful range of toys and games for the play room.

“No doubt they will help provide a welcoming and homely atmosphere for children when we open our doors. We can’t thank Little Tinkers enough for choosing to support our very special cause.”

With the new building opening in 2012 The Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice will need to raise £2.5m each year to continue the fantastic work they do, and Little Tinkers has pledged to support them as much as they can, through a variety of fund-raising activities in the next 12 months.