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The magic of Christmas in Northumberland

Posted: 11/01/19

Children in Northumberland woke up to presents this year.

Staff from Beadnell Ward, the mother and baby unit at Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (NTW), a provider of mental health and disability services worked hard to help those families who are in hardship experience the magic of Christmas.

The team have worked with Social Services to buy little gifts to send to families who are struggling. Due to the generosity of local residents this escalated into a fantastic show of generosity and compassion.

Residents from Morpeth and surrounding areas brought gifts into the main reception at St George’s Park and Spec Savers Morpeth acted as a collection point.

The generosity from the residents of Morpeth didn’t stop there. The ward received phone calls from lots of business’s in Morpeth including Morrisons, Spec Savers and County Hall, who all helped by either donating or collecting for this wonderful appeal.

Templeman vending machines kindly offered to lend the unit a van with a man for transportation to anywhere, they also donated 400 selection boxes to the appeal.

We are overwhelmed by the kindness of people and feel humbled that we were able to do this for families. I’d like to thank everyone who kindly donated, it is lovely to know that we have helped spread some Christmas magic to those families who are struggling at this time of year

Allison SpeirsBeadnell Ward Manager
The staff on Beadnell worked hard sorting the gifts into age appropriate piles ready for children to wake up to that magical Christmas experience.