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Haverhill Leisure Centre help brighten up Christmas for hospitalised children

Staff at Haverhill Leisure Centre show off some of the presents donated to their Giving Tree Appeal

Staff at Haverhill Leisure Centre show off some of the presents donated to their Giving Tree Appeal

Haverhill Leisure Centre staff and customers have collected sackfuls of presents for children spending Christmas in hospital.

Staff played Santa last week and gave out presents donated by colleagues and customers through their Giving Tree Appeal to children at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

For three weeks, customers and staff took tags from the ‘Giving Tree’ in the Centre’s reception to buy presents for the children.

James Purkiss, leisure centre manager, said: “We were utterly thrilled at the number of presents donated for children spending Christmas in hospital.

“We are still in very difficult times economically but there is no stopping the generosity of people in Haverhill.

“By adding an extra gift for a child to their shopping list this year they have helped us put a smile on faces of children having a really tough time. We cannot thank people enough for their support and generosity.”

 

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