Kind-hearted members of Durham County Council’s DurhamWorks team collected gifts and essential equipment for the Tree Tops ward and Children’s A&E department of University North Durham Hospital.
The DurhamWorks team works with unemployed young people aged 16 to24 years old, helping them be successful in gaining education, training and employment opportunities.
In the run-up to Christmas, it gifted pyjamas to children in the region’s hospitals as part of a festive charity appeal and staff have chosen to continue their acts of goodwill with further donations to worthy causes throughout the year.
Over a period of two weeks, the team collected £115. The money was used to purchase four children’s potties to ensure that young children felt happy to use the toilet facilities whilst in the hospital’s care. They also bought a range of gifts, toys and arts and crafts sets to improve the patient experience and make the departments less intimidating for their young visitors.