Christmas toy appeal for sick children

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Staff at our Bournemouth storage facility are helping Amelia’s Rainbow with its amazing Christmas toy appeal again this winter. We are an official drop-off point for donated new toys – which will give a special surprise to sick children who have to stay in hospital over Christmas.

Could you donate some toys? The charity wants new toys for all ages, and particularly sensory gifts as they are suitable for so many of the children that it supports.

Amelia’s Rainbow supports children in Dorset and the surrounding area who are suffering from terminal, life-limiting, serious and chronic illnesses.

The charity was set up following the death of eight-year-old Amelia-Grace Cooper in 2010, who died after battling an aggressive form of childhood cancer called neuroblastoma.

Every year, the small team at Amelia’s Rainbow takes gifts to the children’s wards at Poole and Dorchester hospitals on Christmas Day and Boxing Day – and to the families of children the charity supports over the festive period.

Amelia’s mum Chantel said: “Christmas can be a very hard time of year for many people, especially for children and families with serious illnesses or those who have lost a child. Having experienced Christmas at both of these times we understand it can be a time when parents try and make it magical even when they may be sad inside.”

So, please drop off your new toys with us… and put a smile on some children’ faces this Christmas!