Big-hearted young people spreading cheer for patients

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Young people involved in the National Citizenship Scheme in Sheffield will be collecting computer games and toys for sick children at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

The young people will be taking donations from individuals and businesses until the end of next week, and will then deliver the goodies to the hospital.

The idea behind the scheme came from Georgina Peters, a 17-year-old participant with the National Citizenship Scheme who studies at Hillsborough College.

She spent time in hospital when she was younger, and thought the wards would be a good cause for her fellow NCS volunteers to work for.

She said: “I think the children at the hospital will respond positively to it and it will brighten up their day.

“I think it will benefit lots of people, not just the children but also the parents who will be able to see their children having a more enjoyable stay while they are in hospital.”

Tom Fields, group organiser for the NCS, said: “We look at how we can help the community and bring people together – help people and raise money.

“We have started our social action plan with week, and will finish next week.

“We’ve already had a donation from a company in London and a computer shop in Doncaster.

“We are now hoping to generate more donations.”

To donate computer games or toys, contact NCS using the NCS ‘Games4Kidz’ Facebook page or search on Twitter for @NCS_Games4Kidz.