Hundreds of Christmas gifts delivered to children at Royal London Hospital

Young patients at the Royal London Hospital receive their gifts. From left: Rhyanne Gasper, 14, fro

Young patients at the Royal London Hospital receive their gifts. From left: Rhyanne Gasper, 14, from Newham, Naeem Agbongbon, 8, from Ockenden, Essex, Eron Ufuah, 9, from Canning Town, and Harshika Partheepan, 4 months, from Newbury Park, with volunteers from the Kindness Offensive Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire - Credit: PA

Children being treated in hospital over Christmas received hundreds of gifts in a surprise visit by well-wishers.

Naeem Agbongbon, 8, from Ockenden, Essex, opening his present Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Naeem Agbongbon, 8, from Ockenden, Essex, opening his present Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire - Credit: PA

The young patients, some babies, others as old as 14, were given around 600 presents at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, by volunteers from the Kindness Offensive.

Members of the group’s Catlin branch arrived in their Kinder Bus yesterday after lunch as they deliver over twenty tonnes of gifts to children across London.

The children receiving gifts were Eron Ufuah, 9, from Canning Town, Rhyanne Gasper,14, from Newham, Naeem Agbongbon, 8, from Ockenden, Essex, and four-month-old Harshika Partheepan from Newbury Park.

A spokesman for the hospital said: “Over 15 or 20 volunteers came in special double decker buses.

Robert Williams, a founder of the Kindness Offensive, with the Kinder Bus outside the Royal London H

Robert Williams, a founder of the Kindness Offensive, with the Kinder Bus outside the Royal London Hospital Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire - Credit: PA


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“We brought them up to speak in the Ann Riches healing space.”

He added: “It’s a really good thing they do to brighten up children who are in hospital over Christmas.”

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The Kindness Offensive’s visit was led by founder Robert Williams, who helped to hand out the presents to the children.

The non-profit group has thousands of volunteers and many corporate sponsors, and has given away more than £3,500,000 worth of goods in random acts of kindness.

Volunteers with the Kindness Offensive unload gifts at the Royal London Hospital Photo: Yui Mok/PA W

Volunteers with the Kindness Offensive unload gifts at the Royal London Hospital Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire - Credit: PA

Naeem Agbongbon (second from left), aged 8, from Ockenden, Essex, and Eron Ufuah, 9, from Canning To

Naeem Agbongbon (second from left), aged 8, from Ockenden, Essex, and Eron Ufuah, 9, from Canning Town, receiving gifts Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire - Credit: PA

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