Young patients in South Yorkshire benefit from donations

Tracy Williams, Charity Development Officer, with Staff from Gripple donating over 150 Easter eggs for children at Rotherham Hospital.
Tracy Williams, Charity Development Officer, with Staff from Gripple donating over 150 Easter eggs for children at Rotherham Hospital.
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Poorly children across South Yorkshire have benefited from kind-hearted gestures from a number of businesses.

Youngsters receiving treatment at Sheffield Children’s Hospital and Rotherham Hospital’s children’s ward have inspired donations to make their hospital stays as enjoyable as possible.

At Rotherham Hospital, staff from Sheffield firm Gripple visited to donate 150 Easter eggs for the young patients.

Staff at the firm, which develops wire joining and tensioning devices, have also raised more than £2,000 for the Dr Ted’s Children’s Appeal.

Martin Hartley, Gripple site leader, said: “Gripple has selected Rotherham Hospital’s Dr Ted’s appeal as its chosen charity for 2015/16 .

“We are proud to be supporting its aim to enhance the environment and facilities for children cared for at the hospital.

“This appeal is personal to me and Gripple is planning on undertaking some exciting fundraising activities to continue to support this great cause.”

Meanwhile, at the children’s hospital, meat brand Spam donated £1,000 raised during a Spam Appreciation Week competition.

The contest saw Spam fans showing off their creativity and love for Spam with videos, poems and pictures. Each entry raised £1 for the hospital charity.

A Spam spokesman said: “We’ve had an excellent response from fans across the country.”