Firefighters wheeled in a miniature fire engine and delivered £500 worth of gifts for children who will spend Christmas in Worthing Hospital.
One of the Worthing firefighters was half dressed as Father Christmas when they handed over their donation to the Bluefin Ward on Saturday afternoon (December 19).
Station Commander Roy Barraclough said: “The children were very excited to see us and to receive the presents, and they obviously enjoyed meeting up with our fireman dressed in a father Christmas uniform.
“Nobody wants to be in hospital at this time of year and it’s nice to give them things.”
The gifts included Xbox games, drawing equipment, toy phones and funds to refurbish a damaged pool table in the ward.
They were bought with cash firefighters raised during Worthing Fire Station’s annual open day and Broadwater Carnival in July.
Mr Barraclough added: “It’s important to do things for the local community and support it in that way.
“It’s part of what we do as our fire service.”
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