Children enjoy recent toy donation from rugby club

A wonderful donation, recently made by members of the Doncaster Knights Rugby Football Club, has been handed out to children on Doncaster Royal Infirmary’s Children’s Ward.

The toys were gratefully received in late December after George Roberts, Mark Best, George Edgson and Jack Spittle, who are all on the Doncaster Knights 1st XV Squad, personally delivered them to the hospital.

The team chose to dedicate them to the young people who were to spend the festive season in the hospital, however the toys were delivered as a New Year’s gift after being quarantined.

Jack said: “This year a few of the boys came together to try to make this happen. We raised as much money as we could then headed to Frenchgate to buy as many presents as we could possibly carry.

“At Doncaster Knights, we feel we have an obligation to give back whenever possible and, although COVID made it hard this year to carry out some of the community work we would have normally completed, we like to think the new toys put smiles on a few faces in the Children’s Ward at Doncaster Royal Infirmary.”

From plushies to figurines, colouring kits and diggers, the selection of toys will be gratefully received by those on the children’s ward.

Icky Lall (pictured), the Play Leader on the children’s ward, said: “We are very grateful for all the support and the donations we receive.”

She went on: “It has put a smile on their faces and we appreciate all that is done for us.”

Donations made to the Trust such as this are excellent moral boosts to our young patients and a wonderful way to reassure them that they are being thought of at times of celebration.

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