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Out of this world Christmas cheer at Southend Hospital

18 December 2019


In a galaxy not so far, far away, children at Southend Hospital’s Neptune Ward were treated to gifts and decorations by staff from NatWest at Thanet Grange.

For the last eight years, NatWest at Thanet Grange (previously known as RBS) have fundraised to buy gifts and decorations for Neptune Children's Ward.  This year, their Santa's stockings were filled with Nintendo Games Consoles, books, DVDs, toys, chocolates and biscuits which they presented to staff and children on Neptune Ward.

Elise Fleetwood, Fundraising Manager said: "We would like to thank everyone at NatWest at Thanet Grange who have been such great supporters of our hospital charity over the years. Their generous donations bring so much joy to the children on the ward and we are very lucky to have them on board."

Meanwhile in a little Inn far away from Bethlehem, the Holiday Inn Southend to be precise, our Paediatric Emergency Department staff were treated to a fantastic Christmas party as a thank you gift from the hotel group.

They had drinks on arrival, 3-course meals, coffee and chocolates and live entertainment including a DJ. The Holiday Inn Southend are long-standing supporters of Southend Hospital who wanted to show gratitude to healthcare staff who do so much for the local community.

Our Site Leadership Team (SLT) or Santa's Leadership Team took on different roles during the festive season, from serving up Christmas lunch in the Education Centre restaurant to delivering chocolates and judging Christmas decorations.

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