Children benefit from goody bag donation from The Top Model Foundation

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Published on 24 September 2020

Poorly children across East Kent Hospitals were given a boost thanks to a generous donation from The Top Model Foundation.

The charity donated 140 goody bags, full of toys and other things to distract youngsters during their treatment.

They were presented to staff at Dolphin Ward at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital by representatives from The Top Model Foundation, which was founded by professionals from the fashion industry and is dedicated to improving and changing the lives of children and young people in the UK.

The visit was arranged after they decided to support the Child Health appeal organised by East Kent Hospitals Charity.

Dee Neligan, fundraising and development officer for the hospital charity, said: “We were delighted to receive these goodie bags, and the children accessing our care have been thrilled to receive them. 

“Due to COVID-19, play facilities across our Child Health services have been reassessed, and children can only have ‘single use’ toys and games as a result. The Top Model Foundation have helped us to make a big difference for our sickest children.”

For more information on the charity visit www.thetopmodelfoundation.org or to support the Child Health campaign visit www.ekhcharity.org.uk/about-us/child-health/