For the past few years Staff at Tesco in Queensbury have collected donations of new toys to give to poorly Children in the Calderdale Royal Hospital as Christmas presents.
This year there was an unprecedented response to the appeal and yesterday Santa Claus, along with one of his Elves visited CRH delivering 6 full royal Mail sack of toys for the sick children, some of whom will spend Christmas on the ward due to the severity of their illnesses. Tesco Community Champion said that “Santa was absolutely amazed at the generosity of the customers and staff of Tesco in Queensbury who responded to the appeal in such a massive way. It shows the Christmas spirit lives on in Queensbury and the donors should be proud of themselves.” He went on to say that “the staff at the hospital made Santa very welcome and let him visit some of the children and sit with them and had photos taken with them, others were too poorly. He also sang the praises of the staff on the ward who do an incredible job keeping the spirits of the children up at this time of year as well, of course, as making them better.