Early Christmas presents arrive for youngsters in hospital.

Members of the Sikh Welfare Society have delivered an early Christmas present to children staying at Queen’s and King George hospitals over the festive period.

Every Christmas for the last five years, the charity, based in High Road, Ilford, has raised money to buy gifts for children staying in the hospitals, run by Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.

This year, members raised £1,050 in donations.

Chairman Daljit Johal said:

We think it’s really good to help young children who are in hospital over Christmas, and their families.

It’s a happy time of year for most people, and it can be really daunting if you’re in hospital. It’s lovely to come to the hospital and see the good our money is doing.”

The society, which has been running for 12 years, has 25 members who all contributed to the donation.

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