With Christmas time fast approaching, the Altodigital team have delivered some special Christmas presents to brave children in hospices across the country once again.
Spearheaded by our CEO James Abrahart and his wife Jacqui, this is the 5th year running that we’ve teamed up with the Hospice Quality Partnership to send Christmas boxes full to the brim with games and toys to hospices for sick children nationwide.
This year, we’ll be sending out a whopping 1200 -1500 brand new toys to surprise children and teenagers at 17 hospices nationwide - from the Midlands area to Yorkshire, Essex, Carlisle and London, to name just a few locations.
All the presents have been handpicked by the team here at Altodigital to ensure we have a large variety of boys, girls and unisex toys and games for all age ranges and developmental needs. The toys range from board games and puzzles to building blocks and sensory items to ensure they’re unwrapped with smiles all round.
The hospices also receive everything they need to wrap the presents ready for Father Christmas to hand them out at their Christmas parties. This also enables staff and parents at the hospices to pick the toys which best suit each child. We even supply a children’s Christmas carol CD to provide the soundtrack to the festive fun as the children receive their presents.
Once again, this year we’ve also teamed up with Promise Dreams to send out presents directly to the homes of 80 seriously or terminally ill children.
John Mackin, the man behind the logistics and operations of the initiative added: “This is always a highlight of the year for us at Altodigital. We get such a tremendous reception every time we hand deliver the gifts and it’s nice to know we’ll be putting a smile on the faces of some very brave and deserving children this Christmas. These children and their families go through so much, the least we can do is try to make this time of year as special for them as possible.”
This year, we delivered the presents before 1st December to ensure all of the hospices have the presents ready for their Christmas parties and to distribute them to those children who may be going home for the Christmas period.