Children get a Xmas box

HOSPITAL staff are hoping to make this Christmas memorable for hundreds of deprived children. Youngsters in the village of Ntumbaw in Cameroon will wake up to boxes of goodies filled by staff at the women and children s services department at Lister. Staf

HOSPITAL staff are hoping to make this Christmas memorable for hundreds of deprived children.

Youngsters in the village of Ntumbaw in Cameroon will wake up to boxes of goodies filled by staff at the women and children's services department at Lister.

Staff have been busy filling colourfully covered shoeboxes with gifts such as pens, books, toys, toothbrushes, toothpaste and sweets and a total of 363 boxes have been sent to the village.

Sister Mandy Northover, who works in Lister's renal dialysis unit, is secretary of the New Jerusalem Foundation, which has been set up to provide financial and practical support to the local people of Ntumbaw.


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She said: "What we are now planning on doing is collecting medical equipment, clothes, towels, sheets and basically anything we can get our hands on so we can send a container of supplies over there in February. It is a really worthwhile cause."

To find out how you can help, call Mandy on 07841754050.

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