Fes­tive de­light for ward


Sunderland Echo - - News - By Fiona Thomp­son fiona.thomp­[email protected]­me­dia.co.uk Twit­ter: @fionath­omp­son__

Christ­mas cheer will be passed on to young­sters as they re­cover from ill­ness thanks to the gen­eros­ity of kind-hearted sup­port­ers.

Nor­man Imms and wife Cathy, from Peter­lee, have made their lat­est do­na­tion to the chil­dren’s unit at Sun­der­land Royal Hos­pi­tal.

They have put to­gether the pack­ages with the help of mem­bers of the Church of Je­sus Christ of Lat­ter-day Saints, which is based in Eden Lane in their home town.

They vis­ited the hos­pi­tal to present 75 parcels filled with choco­late, colour­ing books and crayons, which will be given to chil­dren as they are cared for or are get­ting ready to head home af­ter their treat­ment is com­plete.

It is the sec­ond do­na­tion Nor­man, 73, and Cathy, 67, have made this year thanks to the sup­port of the Mor­mon group.

Nor­man said: “We met in the chapel and wrapped up the parcels ready.

“The chil­dren were de­lighted and it was such a joy to see them. “It was re­ally nice. “We’ve been do­ing this for three years now, the Easter eggs and the Christ­mas parcels.

“When they have been poorly in hos­pi­tal, it is so lovely know­ing you have brought them some hap­pi­ness.”

He added their thanks to rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the Mor­mon church and the hos­pi­tal for its let­ter of ap­pre­ci­a­tion fol­low­ing the pre­sen­ta­tion.

Nor­man Imms hands over presents with nurs­ery nurse Carol Dav­i­son and mem­bers of the Mor­mon church.

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