Christmas joy on hospital’s ward

Hays Travel's Wallsend branch manager Darren Wetherell and travel consultant Nathan Patterson hand over the gifts to staff from Ward 1b and Ward 9 at the Great North Children's Hospital.
Hays Travel's Wallsend branch manager Darren Wetherell and travel consultant Nathan Patterson hand over the gifts to staff from Ward 1b and Ward 9 at the Great North Children's Hospital.

Staff at a travel agents helping bring some Christmas joy to young hospital patients.

Officials at Hays Travel’s Wallsend branch took part in their annual appeal to collect toys and gifts for young patients at the Great North Children’s hospital.

Branch manager Darren Wetherell said: “I cannot imagine what it is like to be in hospital over the festive period and hope the support helped lighten up the children’s faces by delivering presents to them during their stay in hospital.

“We have done this for the past eight years now and it gives me great pleasure to know that we are helping those a little less fortunate than ourselves.

“Hays Travel started the appeal by using money from their Community Partnership Fund and continued the support through customer donations. We have had a fantastic response again this year with some great presents donated by customers.”

“Without the help of our kind customers, the appeal would not be so successful, so a big thank you to everyone for your continued support every year.”