Haskins Garden Centre raises Christmas spirits for local children in aid of Bluefin Children’s Ward at Worthing Hospital

Haskins Garden Centre in Roundstone, West Sussex, has donated 50 toy reindeers to the Bluefin Children’s Ward at Worthing Hospital to spread some Christmas cheer.

Bluefin Ward is a paediatric unit based within Worthing Hospital in West Sussex. The unit specialises in providing care to babies, children and adolescents who have been admitted to the hospital in an environment that is better suited to their needs.

Mark Lephard, Assistant General Manager of Haskins Roundstone, said:

“The whole team at Haskins is delighted that we are continuing to support local charities through our Christmas toy donations this year.

“Our Roundstone centre is closely connected to the local community, and it brings myself and the team immense pride that we have been able to build on our strong relationship with Bluefin Children’s ward to bring some festive magic to Worthing Hospital this Christmas.”

Hayley Edwards, Hospital Play Assistant at Bluefin Ward, said:

“On behalf of Bluefin Ward and our dedicated NHS Charity, Love Your Hospital, I would like to say a huge thank you for Haskins’ incredible donation of cuddly toys. Our patients really love them, and they are so beautiful and soft. It really lifts their spirits whilst being in hospital during the festive season. We cannot thank you enough for your generous donation and for thinking of our children’s ward, especially at this time of year when our patients really need cheering up”

In total, Haskins has donated 300 cuddly toys to charities across the south this festive season, to support and share festive goodwill to communities that are local to its centres.

Haskins Roundstone has also been sharing the yuletide spirit in other ways, donating chocolates to volunteers at the Wadars Animal Rescue charity and providing Angmering Train Station with a Christmas tree for the 20th year running, which is decorated by children from Georgian Gardens Primary School.