An appeal organised by Sarah Royal from Idle, Bradford, for the children’s wards at Bradford Royal Infirmary has beaten its target of collecting 150 chocolate selection boxes and succeeded in donating 264 boxes, thanks to the generosity of local people.
Sarah, 25, who works as a website administrator at JCT600 in Apperley Bridge, launched the appeal a few weeks ago following the success of a similar initiative she organised last year. She received such an enthusiastic response that she was able to give selection boxes to the children’s wards at Airedale Hospital as well as to those at BRI. She also received cash donations of which £120 is being donated to JCT600’s annual charity Association of Young People with ME (AYME) and £200 is being given to Martin House Children’s Hospice.
Sarah commented: “Thanks to the fantastic response of local people, each child at BRI and Airedale Hospital will wake up on Christmas morning to find a chocolate selection box on his or her bed and the extra boxes will be shared between A&E departments and outpatients.
“We would like to say thanks again to everyone who donated to the appeal. It’s great to see some real Christmas spirit.”
Picture shows (L to R): Sarah Royal; Alison Kay, playleader at BRI; and Qais Ashfaq, a friend of Sarah’s who helped with the appeal and was also 2014 Commonwealth Games Silver Medallist Boxer, Team England