Santa delivers bedside comfort for young patients

Westley helps Santa deliver the gifts to the children's ward at Worthing Hospital
Westley helps Santa deliver the gifts to the children's ward at Worthing Hospital
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NEW portable DVD players have been donated to the children’s ward at Worthing Hospital.

CSN Homes made the Christmas delivery to Bluefin Ward on behalf of Upper Beeding charity Westley’s Elves.

Packing up the new DVD players and other gifts for the Christmas Eve delivery

Packing up the new DVD players and other gifts for the Christmas Eve delivery

The ten DVD players will support children who spend time on the wards and can be used by the bedside during recovery from illness or an operation.

Westley’s Elves was set up by Louise Read and James Hunt after their son was diagnosed with juvenile arthritis and spent a considerable amount of time in hospital during the festive season.

They found that the ward was lacking in equipment and good quality toys, so set up their non-profit organisation to support the hospital.

Collection boxes are placed around Worthing for public donations of new toys and a raffle is organised to help to pay for larger equipment.

James said: “None of this would be possible without the kindness and generosity of everybody who donates gifts to what we see as a wonderful cause.

“CSN Homes Ltd recognising it as a worthy cause has just been the icing on the cake this year and the amazing donation from them will allow us to spend the raffle takings on other items that the play team desperately need.”

All the toys and gifts were wrapped and delivered to the ward on Christmas Eve.

Alan Goldberg, managing director of CSN Homes, said: “We are delighted to be involved with this really worthwhile charity. It is a real pleasure to be able to support the children in this way.”

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