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Toys, toys, toys pour in for children in Royal London Hospital at Christmas

PUBLISHED: 13:52 14 December 2017 | UPDATED: 14:30 14 December 2017

Play team worker at Royal London playing Santa to children in hospital. Picture source: Wonderful Communications

Play team worker at Royal London playing Santa to children in hospital. Picture source: Wonderful Communications

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Children spending Christmas at the Royal London Hospital are getting lots of new toys after an amazing appeal by a City PR agency.

Little Teddy checks out the toys dropped in at Bart's Charity appeal fundraiser held at South Place Hotel. Picture source: Wonderful Communications Little Teddy checks out the toys dropped in at Bart's Charity appeal fundraiser held at South Place Hotel. Picture source: Wonderful Communications

The public was invited to bring a new toy in its original box to a free reception at South Place Hotel near Liverpool Street station.

The annual ‘Send a Smile with Santa’ appeal by Wonderful Communications agency went better than expected.

No reason why Santa can't bring you toys just because you're in hospital at Christmas. Picture source: Wonderful Communications No reason why Santa can't bring you toys just because you're in hospital at Christmas. Picture source: Wonderful Communications

They landed 150 new boxed toys during the evening, with more promised.

Bart’s charity is distributing the toys to the Royal London in Whitechapel, as well as Newham General and Whipps Cross hospitals.

Wellwishers join Barts Charity volunteers for their annual toy appeal for children in hospital at Christmas. Picture source: Wonderful Communications Wellwishers join Barts Charity volunteers for their annual toy appeal for children in hospital at Christmas. Picture source: Wonderful Communications

Money from a raffle on the night is also being used to pay for the Royal London children’s play team running activities in the wards over the festive season.

Several organisations and companies helped collect new toys and also raised funds for medical research, equipment and healthcare.

Donations can still be made to the Santa toy appeal on Bart’s Charity’s Just Giving page.

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