A HOSPITAL children's ward is thanking everyone who donated toys and gifts to young patients over Christmas.

The play team at York Hospital’s Children’s Ward has thanked everyone who donated to and gave toys and gifts for their young patients and families over the Christmas period.

Leanne Haycock, play team leader at York Hospital’s Children’s Ward, said donations last year to York Teaching Hospital Charity allowed the ward to be fully decked out with decorations, toys and play equipment.

She added: “Gifts for patients have included books and pyjamas, boxes filled with essentials for parents, vouchers for teenagers and chocolates and biscuits for staff, not to mention the array of toys, jigsaws and games for children of all ages.

“Seeing the faces of the children and their families light up when a gift has been given makes everyone’s fundraising efforts worthwhile.”

To find out how you can help support the ward with donations or gifts, call 01904 724521 or email charity.fundraising@york.nhs.uk