Hospital aid for families in poverty

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Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, which runs the Royal Preston and Chorley and South Ribble hospitals, is collecting gifts and food for struggling families this Christmas.

The hospital trust has launched a campaign to ensure that no child wakes up without a present on Christmas morning.

The chaplaincy staff have teamed up with the Salvation Army in Preston to collect gift donations for local children.

They are also collecting food parcels for families who may be unable to afford food over the festive season.

There are drop off points situated at the chapel at Royal Preston Hospital. Anybody can donate including staff, patients and visitors.

Jean Harris, chaplain for Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, said: “Sadly, this Christmas there will be many children across Lancashire who will wake up to no presents on Christmas morning and many families who will struggle to put food on the table. We want to make sure that doesn’t happen. We have already had lots of donations so we want to say a big thank you.”




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