Police deliver gifts to children’s ward

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Police in North Tyneside have donated Christmas gifts to children in a local hospital.

Throughout the year officers from the North Tyneside Neighbourhood CID team have been raising money to buy presents for the children’s ward at North Tyneside Hospital.

The money raised paid for two iPad Minis, with ‘Donated by North Tyneside CID’ engraved on the back, which were given to the children and staff on the ward this week.

It’s hoped the iPads will bring a lot of fun and happiness to the kids on the children’s ward over the festive period.

It’s the second year running that officers have raised money and donated presents to the children’s ward and hope to continue the scheme in 2014.

North Tyneside Sergeant Simon Gilhespy said: “In the last two years we have managed to raise well over £1,000 in donations for the children at North Tyneside Hospital and we hope the gifts will spread a little Christmas cheer to the kids on the ward.

“We really hope the kids like the iPads and that they go some way in making Christmas a little brighter for children in hospital over the holidays.

“It’s an absolute pleasure for us to help the ward out and this Christmas tradition is one that we hope to continue next year.”