Lincoln hospital’s children’s ward gets £1,000 toy donation

A bundle of toys worth £1,000 has been donated to the children’s Rainforest Ward at Lincoln County Hospital.

The toys were donated on behalf of the University of Lincoln, Software Europe, and Lincoln City Football Club.

The money was raised through a charity football match between the university and Software Europe at Sincil Bank in April.

A total of £2,000 was raised through the sale of raffle tickets and through an online Just Giving page.

The organisers used half to purchase toys for the children’s Rainforest ward.

The remaining £1,000 was donated to the Lincolnshire Emergency Blood Bike Service, which transports essential medical items, including blood, x-rays and medical notes between hospitals and healthcare institutions.

Employees from the University of Lincoln and Software Europe were accompanied by the new management team at Lincoln City Football Club, Danny and Nicky Cowley, to present the toys at the hospital.

Carol Gannon, Sister, said: “We would like to thank the University of Lincoln and Software Europe for the kind donations of toys for the children’s wards and all those that were involved in the fundraising event.

“We are extremely grateful that they thought of us, and it was a pleasure to meet the new Lincoln City management team when they came to present the toys to Rainforest Ward.”