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Local woman organising Christmas gift collection

Tuesday October 11 2016


Charlotte Markham has organised a gift donation Charlotte Markham has organised a gift donation


A LOCAL woman is organising a gift collection for children and nurses who will be in hospital this Christmas. 

Charlotte Markham came up with the idea along with her friend Becca Hanson.

Charlotte said: "I want to start a gift donation for children that sadly have to spend their Christmas in hospital, and also for the nurses who work and have to leave their own children.

"I am hoping with the power of us Barnsley folk we can get loads of donations, no matter how big or small.

"I know that we all struggling at Christmas - but the gifts would put a smile on the kids' faces, and the nurses' too."

To donate, contact Charlotte through Facebook or on 07496 473784‬.

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Reply Posted by Amy haigh on Tuesday October 11 2016 at 18:38
I have just bagged a lot of dinousour stuff if u would like I haunt finished still got another 3 toy boxes to go free xxx

Reply Posted by Chrissy on Tuesday October 11 2016 at 18:44
I would like to donate a child's gift and an adults .if you advise where to deliver and also gift wrapped . I think it's an excellent idea .?

Reply Posted by Tim on Tuesday October 11 2016 at 18:57
The kids yes
The staff no

It's part of their job
It's a very important job but still gifts for them seems excessive

Reply Posted by Steve on Tuesday October 11 2016 at 19:30
Tim you ever heard of morale?? Working on Christmas is never easy if you have kids. The gifts for the kids and staff would build that ten fold. It's a brilliant idea. And as a community we should all get behind it.

Reply Posted by James Hanson on Tuesday October 11 2016 at 19:37
Well done Charlotte. I would love to donate a gift if you would message me?

Reply Posted by Tim on Tuesday October 11 2016 at 20:40
Yes I've heard of morale
And police officers working
Cleaners at the hospital and catering staff
Fire service
Care workers
People working in utilities
And a thousand other jobs performed on Christmas day by people with families

Who is donating to them?

These are not volunteers they are employed to do this.


Reply Posted by Theresa green on Tuesday October 11 2016 at 21:56
Somebody lend Tim a heart and some compassion please.

Reply Posted by Skysa Blue on Thursday October 13 2016 at 16:01
Theresa - Tim is right.
Nursing staff don't need little gifts.
The children in hospital might do, also other people on the wards and the elderly in care homes....
The gifts will need to be new and donated unwrapped as some weirdos would wrap up any old rubbish as a present.
People who have second hand stuff can give to charity shops.
It is a lovely thing started by Jo and hope it encouraged people to be generous in whatever way they can.

Reply Posted by Oops on Thursday October 13 2016 at 19:39
Apologies, I meant to say ' it is a lovely thing started by Charlotte....'

Reply Posted by Shel on Tuesday October 11 2016 at 23:26
Told Tim with the swinging brick for a heart!!!

Reply Posted by Jo on Wednesday October 12 2016 at 12:57
I work on the children's ward and I think the idea of gifts for the children is such a kind gesture. Staff all over the NHS have to leave their own families to care for others, so instead of buying staff gifts I would Much prefer extra gifts for the children.
And whilst you all enjoy your Christmas lunches take a moment to think about all NHS staff , police staff and fire fighters who have leave their families to care for others on Christmas Day and raise a glass to them instead x x

Reply Posted by Charlotte markham on Thursday October 13 2016 at 11:30
Hi everyone thank u so much for these messages if you could ring the number provided or message me on Facebook that would be great I have been I touch with the hospital and they can only accept brand new toys for the children and unfortunately they aren't accepting any old toys at the moment but currently looking in to help a Hallam child for the old toys. Thank u again really means a lot to me xxxx