Treat for sick children at Southend Hospital

Basildon Recorder: Treat for sick children at Southend Hospital Treat for sick children at Southend Hospital

A TEAM of staff from a Shoebury superstore brought some festive cheer to Southend Hospital with a generous donation.

Christmas came early for young patients on Neptune Children’s Ward on the site, which was presented with sacks full of brand new toys and gifts at Asda on North Shoebury Road.

The presents were bought and donated by generous customers of the store.

Store manager, Bob Foster, also donated a gift of his own – a giant cuddly polar bear.

Kayley Harvey, community fundraising manager for Southend Hospital Charity, said: “Our sincere thanks to Asda in Shoeburyness and their generous customers.

"The toys and gifts will make such a difference to our young patients who are spending Christmas on the ward and we are very grateful for their thoughtfulness.”

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12:14pm Sun 22 Dec 13

InterestedParty22 says...

Imagine all this from a superstore - is it me or does this cornucopia seem somewhat miserly. I accept that a gift can often be welcome and that it is the thought that counts, but this could have been donated by a rundown corner store with a weekly turnover in the low hundreds. To think that this generosity arose from a superstore probably with a somewhat larger weekly turnover.
Imagine all this from a superstore - is it me or does this cornucopia seem somewhat miserly. I accept that a gift can often be welcome and that it is the thought that counts, but this could have been donated by a rundown corner store with a weekly turnover in the low hundreds. To think that this generosity arose from a superstore probably with a somewhat larger weekly turnover. InterestedParty22

12:58pm Sun 22 Dec 13

Royr says...

InterestedParty22 wrote:
Imagine all this from a superstore - is it me or does this cornucopia seem somewhat miserly. I accept that a gift can often be welcome and that it is the thought that counts, but this could have been donated by a rundown corner store with a weekly turnover in the low hundreds. To think that this generosity arose from a superstore probably with a somewhat larger weekly turnover.
It's the customers, not the store!
[quote][p][bold]InterestedParty22[/bold] wrote: Imagine all this from a superstore - is it me or does this cornucopia seem somewhat miserly. I accept that a gift can often be welcome and that it is the thought that counts, but this could have been donated by a rundown corner store with a weekly turnover in the low hundreds. To think that this generosity arose from a superstore probably with a somewhat larger weekly turnover.[/p][/quote]It's the customers, not the store! Royr

1:17pm Sun 22 Dec 13

emcee says...

Royr wrote:
InterestedParty22 wrote:
Imagine all this from a superstore - is it me or does this cornucopia seem somewhat miserly. I accept that a gift can often be welcome and that it is the thought that counts, but this could have been donated by a rundown corner store with a weekly turnover in the low hundreds. To think that this generosity arose from a superstore probably with a somewhat larger weekly turnover.
It's the customers, not the store!
Which makes the store look even more miserly by taking the credit for the generousity of customers.
[quote][p][bold]Royr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]InterestedParty22[/bold] wrote: Imagine all this from a superstore - is it me or does this cornucopia seem somewhat miserly. I accept that a gift can often be welcome and that it is the thought that counts, but this could have been donated by a rundown corner store with a weekly turnover in the low hundreds. To think that this generosity arose from a superstore probably with a somewhat larger weekly turnover.[/p][/quote]It's the customers, not the store![/p][/quote]Which makes the store look even more miserly by taking the credit for the generousity of customers. emcee

3:54pm Sun 22 Dec 13

Living the La Vida Legra says...

InterestedParty22 wrote:
Imagine all this from a superstore - is it me or does this cornucopia seem somewhat miserly. I accept that a gift can often be welcome and that it is the thought that counts, but this could have been donated by a rundown corner store with a weekly turnover in the low hundreds. To think that this generosity arose from a superstore probably with a somewhat larger weekly turnover.
Horse in gift a look mouth the
[quote][p][bold]InterestedParty22[/bold] wrote: Imagine all this from a superstore - is it me or does this cornucopia seem somewhat miserly. I accept that a gift can often be welcome and that it is the thought that counts, but this could have been donated by a rundown corner store with a weekly turnover in the low hundreds. To think that this generosity arose from a superstore probably with a somewhat larger weekly turnover.[/p][/quote]Horse in gift a look mouth the Living the La Vida Legra

2:59pm Mon 23 Dec 13

Kim Gandy says...

Either way, the kids got toys they wouldn't have otherwise, so stop carping.
Either way, the kids got toys they wouldn't have otherwise, so stop carping. Kim Gandy

4:24pm Mon 23 Dec 13

runwellian says...

Looks less than I spend on one days shopping, hardly the greatest gift from Santa!

Misers!
Looks less than I spend on one days shopping, hardly the greatest gift from Santa! Misers! runwellian

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