Friday, December 13, 2013

700 toys distributed to Durban hospitals

“We are so happy. Thank you for thinking about us.”  She was 11 years old and had been in King George VIII Hospital for the past few weeks, being treated for TB.  The little girl was one of 700 children who received new toys yesterday (Wednesday, 11 December 2013) from the East Coast Radio’s Toy Story with Game teams.

ECR's Damon Beard at Albert Luthuli Hospital 

East Coast Radio presenters Darren Maule, Jane Linley-Thomas, Damon Beard, Leo Masike and Trevor Williams helped distribute toys to children in paediatric wards at King George VIII Hospital. St Aidens Hopsital, Albert Luthuli Hospital, Wentworth Hospital and Clairwood Hospital.

Since the Toy Story campaign was launched at the end of October, thousands of toys have been distributed to underprivileged children in hospitals, homes and orphanages in KZN. Around R1.2 million in cash donations have been received from people all over KZN. This money is being used for food hampers that will help feed children during the December holidays when they will not have access to school meals.

East Coast Radio’s Toy Story with Game wraps up on Wednesday, 18 December 2013 with the Toy Story Cavalcade, that will see the teams visiting Addington, Kimng Edward, RK Khan and Prince Mshiyeni Hospitals.

(Source - East Coast Radio)
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