RENDALL & RITTNER COLLECTS THOUSANDS OF TOYS FOR GREAT ORMOND STREET CHRISTMAS APPEAL
Residents and staff from across Rendall & Rittner ’s managed London developments have been generously donating thousands of toys to the Great Ormond Street Hospital appeal this Christmas. Over 500 presents worth around £5,810 were donated as part of the Great Ormond Street Hospital toy appeal, given to sick children who will not be home for Christmas time. Gifts included a guitar that will help with music therapy at the hospital, five tablets, and a Wii console. The highest number of donations were collected from Royal Arsenal in Woolwich.
Taking on the role of Father Christmas, was operations team member, Carlos Ornelas who was joined by Community Engagement Manager, Marc Gomes, dressed as head elf and Stewart Brown, Head of Customer Care and Resident Services, dressed as a reindeer. The team toured the developments in a decorated vehicle to collect the toys.
Marc Gomes comments: “Thank you to everyone that gave something to this appeal – our residents and staff have been very generous this year and it has been a bumper collection, showing it really is the season of goodwill and a time to think of those less fortunate that ourselves. Great Ormond Street Hospital is a charity that Rendall & Rittner has supported for several years and the Christmas collection is very important to us. We are pleased that these gifts will help bring a bit of happiness to children who are receiving treatment at the hospital and may not be able to spend this Christmas at home.”
The donated gifts that include toys, games and books have been safely delivered to Great Ormond Street ready for the big day. Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity raises money to enable the hospital to provide world-class care and to pioneer new treatments and cures for childhood illnesses. With more than 268,000 patient visits every year, the charity relies on fundraising and additional support to help give hope to young patients and their families.
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